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Origins of the Bast surname

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About the Basts

We have a total number of 698 records for people with the last name Bast.

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Where do most Basts live?

In 1921, most Basts lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Basts

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 354 records for the Bast surname. The oldest one dates back to 1300.

Who were Basts most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Basts.

What are the most common Bast first names?

  • John
  • Arthur
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Bast family members

Common jobs for Basts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Basts in 1921


Domestic Servant




Bill Posters Daughter


Bill Posters Wife


Common Male occupations for Basts in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Bill Poster


General Farmers




Farm Hands


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