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Nast Family History

Nast Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area, or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter, from Middle High German nast ‘branch’, a regional variant of ast, resulting from the misdivision of forms such as ein ast ‘a branch’.

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


Similar surnames: Ast, Mast, Gast, Last, Nass, Nash, Rast, East, Bast, West

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Where is the Nast family from?

You can see how Nast families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nast family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nast families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Nast family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Nast's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Nast families in 1840.
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What did your Nast ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nast. 18% of Nast men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Nast women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nast were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nast. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nast. For the veterans among your Nast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nast lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Nast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Nast in 1953 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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