Prast Name Meaning

North German: occupational name from Middle Low German pravest ‘provost’. See also Provost. German: nickname for an ostentatious person, from Middle High German brast ‘pageantry’, ‘show’, ‘display’. Austrian: dialect form of Propst.

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

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Prast Family Origin

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Prast Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Dealer-Groceries

    13%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prast family was Keeping House. Carpenter, Dealer-Groceries and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prast. The most common Prast occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 13% of Prast's were Carpenters.

Source: Census data for Prast | Data not to scale

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Prast Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, Prast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Prast in 1964 was 61, and 90 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prast

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