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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 806 people named Ost in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Ost in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 851 people named Ost were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 47 hours a week
  • 129 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,421
  • 34 were disabled
  • The typical household was 3 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 164 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania