Bast History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bast family

The surname Bast was first found in Granada, in southern Spain. Sebastian is a masculine given name that is derived from the Latin name Sebastianus meaning "from Sebastia" and is also a surname derived from Saint Sebastian (died c. 288), an early Christian saint and martyr.

Early History of the Bast family

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Bast Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sebastian, Sebastia, Sebastiao and others.

Early Notables of the Bast family (pre 1700)

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United States Bast migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bast Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Bast, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Joost Hendrig Bast, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Michel Bast, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Jost Henrich Bast, who landed in America in 1709 [1]
  • Jost Hear Bast, who arrived in America in 1709 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jost Heinr Bast, who arrived in America in 1852 [1]
  • Mrs. Heinr Bast, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • Christoph Bast, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Mrs. Mathias Bast, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Wilh Bast, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bast Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adam Bast, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1903 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bast (post 1700) +

  • William Bast (1931-2015), American screenwriter and author, author of two biographies of the screen actor James Dean
  • Dieter Bast (b. 1951), former German footballer
  • Ryan Bast (b. 1975), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey defenceman


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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