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Hasten Family History

Hasten Name Meaning

Shortened form of Dutch van Hasten, a habitational name for someone from Asten in North Brabant or Astene in the Belgian province of East Flanders, or a shortened form of van (der) Hasten, from Middle Dutch a(e)st ‘drying room’, ‘drying kiln’, as used in the manufacture of beer or the preparation of madder for dyeing.

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


Similar surnames: Harten, Kasten, Haisten, Kosten, Masten, Easter, Hoster, Hassel

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Where is the Hasten family from?

You can see how Hasten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hasten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hasten families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Hasten families living in Indiana. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hasten's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Hasten families in 1840.
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What did your Hasten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hasten. 29% of Hasten men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Hasten women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hasten were Farming and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 478 immigration records available for the last name Hasten. 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 Hasten. For the veterans among your Hasten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hasten lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hasten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hasten in 1955 was 39, and 103 in 2004.

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