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Auster Family History

Auster Name Meaning

German: variant of Oster, a topographic name for someone living to the east of a settlement.

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


Similar surnames: Easter, Luster, Amster, Achter, Huster, Austen, Auer, Hurter, Putter

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Where is the Auster family from?

You can see how Auster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Auster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Auster families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Auster family living in Louisiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Auster's in the USA. Louisiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Auster families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Auster surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Auster ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Auster. 18% of Auster men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Auster women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Auster were Operator and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Typist
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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What Auster family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Auster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Auster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Auster. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 853 military records available for the last name Auster. For the veterans among your Auster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Auster lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Auster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Auster in 1962 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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