Last Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cobblers’ lasts (see Laster). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a porter, from Middle High German last; German Last or Yiddish last ‘burden’, ‘load’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name as in 2, from Middle Dutch last ‘load’, ‘burden’; or a nickname for an awkward character, from Dutch last ‘trouble’, ‘nuisance’. French: habitational name from a place so named in Puy-de-Dôme.

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

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Last Family Origin

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Last Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Last. A less common occupation for the Last family was Blacksmith. The most common Last occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Last's were Laborers.

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Between 1955 and 2004, Last life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Last in 1955 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Last

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