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Kast Name Meaning

North German: variant of Karst . The dropping of ‘r’ before ‘s’ is a regular feature of some north and central German dialects. German: from an Alemannic short form of the medieval personal name Arbogast . German: variant of Gast .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gast, Kaste, Kost, Kass, Ast, Kase, Kastl, Fast, Kust, Bast

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Where is the Kast family from?

You can see how Kast families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kast family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kast families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Kast families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kast's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kast families in 1840.
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What did your Kast ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kast. 22% of Kast men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Kast women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kast were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kast. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Kast. For the veterans among your Kast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kast lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kast in 1948 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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