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Early Origins of the Rast family

The surname Rast was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Rast family

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Rast Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Durastel, de Rastel, Durastelle, Lerostel, Lerastel, Leraustell, Rastel, Rostelle, Roustel, Rostel, Durostel, Durostelle, Duroustel, Duroustell, Duroustelle, Durasstel, Durasstelle, Duraustel, Duraustell, Duraustelle, Derostel, Derostelle, Deroustel, Deroustelle, Derasstel, Derasstelle, Derastelle, Derastel, Deraustell, Deraustelle, Lerostelle, Leroustel, Leroustelle, Lerasstel, Lerasstelle, Lerastelle, Leraustel, Leraustelle, Roustell, Roustelle, Rasstel, Rasstelle, Rastelle, Raustel, Raustell, Raustelle, Rostal, Rostalle, Durostal and many more.

Early Notables of the Rast family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was John Rastell (died 1536), English printer and lawyer who is thought to have been born in London, and educated at Oxford; John Rastell (1532-1577), English...
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Rast Ranking

In the United States, the name Rast is the 17,594th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Rast migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rast Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Rast, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
Rast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lorenz Rast, who landed in Buffalo, NY in 1845 [2]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook