When Philipp Raster was born on 2 March 1825, in Onstmettingen, Albstadt, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, his father, Philipp Raster, was 35 and his mother, Ursula Bosch, was 29. He married Pauline Mattes on 26 April 1849, in Onstmettingen, Balingen, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 July 1895, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, at the age of 70.
English: variant of Castor .
German: variant of Kaster 1 and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.
Americanized form of German Kaster 2.