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Kaste Name Meaning

from Karsten, a pet form of the personal name Christianus (see Christian). metonymic occupational name in northern Germany for a treasurer or a furniture maker, from Middle Low German kaste ‘box’, ‘chest (of drawers)’, also ‘shrine’. from the personal name Kast, an Alemannic short form of Arbogast.

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

Similar surnames: Kaster, Kasten, Kase, Kaske, Kastl, Kast, Kastle, Bast, Sasse, Kosten

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Where is the Kaste family from?

You can see how Kaste families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaste family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kaste families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Kaste families living in Wisconsin. This was about 39% of all the recorded Kaste's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kaste families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaste surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaste ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Kaste. 28% of Kaste men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kaste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaste 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 534 immigration records available for the last name Kaste. 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 512 military records available for the last name Kaste. For the veterans among your Kaste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaste lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kaste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kaste in 1945 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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