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Paster Name Meaning

German: variant of Pastor 2. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from Polish pasterz ‘shepherd’. English: generally a variant of Pastor, but possibly in some cases an occupational name for a baker, from an agent derivative of Old French paste ‘paste or dough’.

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


Similar surnames: Pester, Pastor, Plaster, Panter, Master, Poster, Easter, Kasner

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Where is the Paster family from?

You can see how Paster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paster families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Paster family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Paster's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Paster families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paster surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paster ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Paster. 60% of Paster men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Labourer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Paster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paster 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 Paster. 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 941 military records available for the last name Paster. For the veterans among your Paster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paster lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Paster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Paster in 1953 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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