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Koster Family History

Koster Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: status name for a sexton, Middle Dutch coster(e). CG Compare German Kuster.North German (Köster): occupational nickname or status name for a day laborer who owned no land, from Middle Low German koster, from kossater ‘cottager’.South German: occupational name for a wine taster, from kosten ‘to taste’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grocer or provisioner, from German Koster ‘provisions’, ‘foodstuffs’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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Name Distribution of Koster Families

  • Number of Koster families
     80 - 157
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Koster families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Koster families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Koster Family Origin

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Koster Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Koster

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Koster Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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