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Peaster Name Meaning

English (Somerset): perhaps a variant of Paster or Pastor . Probably also an Americanized form of German Pister or Pfister ‘baker’.

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


Similar surnames: Heaster, Paster, Easter, Pester, Plaster, Teaster, Pelster, Platter

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Where is the Peaster family from?

You can see how Peaster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peaster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peaster families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Peaster families living in New York. This was about 56% of all the recorded Peaster's in USA. New York had the highest population of Peaster families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peaster surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and 0 were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peaster. 29% of Peaster men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Peaster women worked as a 0. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peaster were Salesman and Button Hole. .

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Truck Driver
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • 0
    34%
  • Cook
    34%
  • Button Hole
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Peaster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peaster 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 69 immigration records available for the last name Peaster. 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 306 military records available for the last name Peaster. For the veterans among your Peaster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peaster lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Peaster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Peaster in 1958 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

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