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Custer Family History

Custer Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Köster or Küster ‘sexton’ (see Kuster).English: variant of Coster.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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57,707 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,052 Military Records
2,253 Immigration Records
49,977 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Custer Families

  • Number of Custer families
     197 - 391
     66 - 196
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Custer families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Custer families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Custer census records

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Custer Family Origin

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Custer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Custer families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Custer

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Custer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Custer census records

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Custer Civil War Service Records

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