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Pfost Family History

Pfost Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German pfost ‘stake’, ‘post’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of stakes or posts or a topographic name for someone living near a prominent stake.

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

24,012 Historical Documents with Pfost on Ancestry.com
8,189 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
446 Military Records
148 Immigration Records
1,880 Census and Voter Lists
13,349 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pfost Families

  • Number of Pfost families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pfost families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pfost last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Pfost census records

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Pfost Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Pfost families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Pfost Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Pfost

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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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Pfost Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pfost census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Pfost ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Pfost Civil War Service Records

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