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Bastien Family History

Bastien Name Meaning

French (mainly Lorraine and Nord) and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from Bastien a short form of the French personal name Sébastien (see Sebastian ). English (Sussex): variant of Bastian

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bastian, Bastin, Bostian, Bassin, Astin, Baeten, Bestgen, Bastion

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Where is the Bastien family from?

You can see how Bastien families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bastien family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bastien families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 3 Bastien families living in Louisiana. This was about 75% of all the recorded Bastien's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bastien families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bastien surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bastien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bastien. 21% of Bastien men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bastien women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bastien were Clerk and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Bastien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bastien census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bastien. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bastien. For the veterans among your Bastien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bastien lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bastien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bastien in 1954 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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