Prast Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Prost, Grass, Rast, Brass, Gast, Plass, Pobst, Kraut, Platt, Prall

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Prast Family Origin

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Prast Family Occupations

What did your Prast ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Carpenter

  • Dealer-Groceries

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Prast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Prast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prast 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 509 immigration records available for the last name Prast. 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 594 military records available for the last name Prast. For the veterans among your Prast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prast Life Expectancy

What is the average Prast lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prast 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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