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Koester Family History

Koester Name Meaning
Low German form of Küster ‘sexton’ (see Kuster).variant of Koster.

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

160,978 Historical Documents with Koester on Ancestry.com
78,785 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,741 Military Records
3,279 Immigration Records
22,365 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Koester Families

  • Number of Koester families
     66 - 129
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Koester families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Koester last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Koester census records

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Koester Family Origin

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Koester Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Koester

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Koester Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Koester census records

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Koester Civil War Service Records

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