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Galster Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname for a trickster, from Middle High German galster ‘deceit’, also, in Swabia, ‘magpie’, and in this sense it may have been a nickname for a pilferer or petty thief.

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


Similar surnames: Ganster, Gilster, Balster, Gasser, Gerster, Polster, Aster, Balter

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Galster Family Origin

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Galster Family Occupations

What did your Galster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Galster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Galster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Galster family was Tailor. Farmer, Gartner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galster.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Gartner

    13%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Tailor

    9%

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Galster Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Galster ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Galster Life Expectancy

What is the average Galster lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, Galster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Galster in 1956 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

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