The surname Baust was first found in Saxony, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The family first appeared in 1301 in the region now called Stendal in Altmark. From here the family moved to Magdeburg and Merseburg. They branched into the Albertine and Ernestine lines.
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Migration of the Baust family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Maria Beust, age 17; came to Philadelphia, Pa.in 1734; and Philipp Otto Heinrich Von Beust, who sailed to Canada in 1781.