Rast Family History
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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