Paster Family History

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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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Paster Family Origin

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Paster Family Occupations

What did your Paster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Paster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Paster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Paster family was Barber. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paster.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Barber

    4%

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

Paster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Paster Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paster 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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