Kaster Family History

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Kaster Name Meaning

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’.

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

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

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Kaster Family Origin

Where is the Kaster family from?

Kaster Family Occupations

What did your Kaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kaster family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaster. The most common Kaster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Kaster's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kaster ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kaster Historical Records

What Kaster family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kaster Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kaster ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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