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Kaster Name Meaning

German:: habitational name from Caster in Rhineland. (also Käster): variant of Kasten 2 or a metonymic occupational name for a joiner or furniture maker from Middle High German kasten ‘box chest shrine’. Compare Caster .

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

Similar surnames: Kastner, Kasten, Kaste, Kaser, Kasser, Koster, Master, Kalter, Paster

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Where is the Kaster family from?

You can see how Kaster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kaster families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Kaster families living in Kentucky. This was about 60% of all the recorded Kaster's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Kaster families in 1840.
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What did your Kaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kaster. 19% of Kaster men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kaster women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaster were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kaster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaster 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 Kaster. 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 Kaster. For the veterans among your Kaster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaster lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kaster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kaster in 1943 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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