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Hast Family History

Hast Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name from Haste near Wunstorf or Osnabrück. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch haest ‘hasty’. Swedish: soldier’s name, from hast ‘haste’, ‘hurry’. English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): reduced form of Hayhurst.

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Host, Last, Haist, Mast, Hass, Hase, Hasty, Hatt, Bast

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Where is the Hast family from?

You can see how Hast families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hast family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hast families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hast families living in Kentucky. This was about 17% of all the recorded Hast's in the USA. Kentucky and 4 other states had the highest population of Hast families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hast surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hast ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hast. 85% of Hast women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Decorated Whouse Pottery
    5%
  • Household Duties Unpaid
    5%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hast 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hast. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hast. For the veterans among your Hast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hast lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hast in 1953 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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