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Rast Name Meaning

Swiss and German: habitational name from a place named Rast, for example near Messkirch, interpreted by Brechenmacher as meaning ‘resting place’, ‘stopping place’ (Middle High German reste), but by Bahlow as a term denoting water or marsh. In some cases the surname may be topographic in origin.

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


Similar surnames: Rust, Mast, Last, Ras, Gast, Rase, Nast, Hast, Prast, Rasp

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Rast Family Origin

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Rast Family Occupations

What did your Rast ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rast family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rast. The most common Rast occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Rast's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Rast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rast 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 Rast. 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 Rast. For the veterans among your Rast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rast Life Expectancy

What is the average Rast lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rast in 1957 was 62, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rast 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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