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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,074 people named Jost in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Jost in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,118 people named Jost were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Joseph
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 46%, or 248 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Jost families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 330 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 37% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Missouri
  • 346 were born in foreign countries