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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bastille

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  1. A jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
  2. A fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
  1. A prison in France, the storming of which in 1789 CE began the French Revolution.

Bastille was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bastille

Guillaume was born on July 21st, 1985.


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International Interest for Bastille

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Bastille as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bastille U.S.
  White 92.07% 64.26%
  African American 4.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bastille

People with the last name Bastille are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bastille

  • How Popular is the name Bastille? As a last name Bastille was the 108,199th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Bastille? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bastille was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bastille: Your name in reverse order is Ellitsab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tbilaesl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bastille? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 164 people with the last name Bastille.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bastille? Bastille is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Bastille born Apr 21, 1949

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Siberia approximately on 1400. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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