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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Astor

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  1. United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)
  2. British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)

Notable Persons Named Astor

Astor Piazzolla was a nuevo tango and jazz composer, bandoneon player, arranger, bandoneon, and arrangement. Astor was given the name Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla on March 11th, 1921 in Mar del Plata. He passed away on July 4th, 1992.


Astor Fong is a pop, cantopop, mandopop, and adult contemporary music musician. She has been prominent since 2008. Astor was born in 3. Astor is also known as Fong and Astor (stage name); 方文 (Chinese).


Astor Henríquez is a soccer player for the C.D. Marathón, Club Deportivo Olimpia, Pumas UNAH, C.D. Motagua, Hunan Billows F.C., and Honduras national football team. Astor was born on February 26th, 1983 in Tegucigalpa.


Astor Kilezi is an athlete for the FC Biel-Bienne.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Astor

Mary Astor was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to present. Mary was given the name Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke on May 3rd, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois, U.S. She died on September 25th, 1987.


John Jacob Astor was a merchant, businessman, investor, fur trader, and fur trade. John was given the name Johann Jakob Astor on July 17th, 1763 in Walldorf. He left this life on March 29th, 1848.


Viscountess Astor was an office holder. Viscountess was born on May 19th, 1879 in Danville, Virginia, U.S. She died on May 2nd, 1964.


Vincent was given the name William Vincent Astor by his parents John Jacob Astor IV and Ava Lowle Willing on November 15th, 1891 in New York City. He passed away on February 3rd, 1959.


The Viscount Astor is an office holder. The was born on December 27th, 1951.


Brooke Astor was a writer and philanthropist. Brooke was given the name Roberta Brooke Russell by her parents John H. Russell and Jr. on March 30th, 1902 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She died on August 13th, 2007.


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International Interest for Astor

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Popularity of Astor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Astor U.S.
  White 71.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 8.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 16.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Astor

People with the last name Astor are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Astor

  • How Popular is the name Astor? Astor is the 20,898th most popular name of all time. As a last name Astor was the 29,309th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Astor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 325 babies born with the first name Astor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Astor to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Astor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Astor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Astor is Wednesday, August 29th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Astor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Astor was in 1917 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Astor Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Astor is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Astor: Your name in reverse order is Rotsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aotrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Astor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 807 people with the last name Astor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Astor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Astor as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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