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Bost Name Meaning

German (mainly Saarland): variant of Bast . English: variant of Boast . Dutch: topographic name possibly a variant of Bos or in relation to ‘boxwood’ with suffix -t in collective plural. Bost is a village near Tienen in Flanders hence the Flemish habitational name Van Bost. French: variant of Bois .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bos, Boss, Best, Ost, Kost, Bast, Borst, Bose, Bott, Bolt

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Where is the Bost family from?

You can see how Bost families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bost family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bost families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Bost families living in North Carolina. This was about 59% of all the recorded Bost's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Bost families in 1840.
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What did your Bost ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bost. 16% of Bost men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Bost women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bost were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Cook
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bost. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Bost. For the veterans among your Bost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bost lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bost in 1944 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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