Laster Family History

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Laster Name Meaning

variant of Lester. occupational name for a maker of cobblers’ lasts, from Middle English last, lest, the wooden form in the shape of a foot used for making or repairing shoes (Old English l?ste from last ‘footprint’).

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

Similar surnames: Plaster, Lister, Master, Easter, Latter, Lasser, Kaster, Lester

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Laster Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Laster name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Laster. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Laster Family Origin

Where is the Laster family from?

Laster Family Occupations

What did your Laster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laster. A less common occupation for the Laster family was Farm Laborer. The most common Laster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Laster's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Laster Historical Records

What Laster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Laster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laster 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 Laster. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Laster. For the veterans among your Laster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laster Life Expectancy

What is the average Laster lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Laster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Laster in 1944 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laster 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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