Bost Name Meaning

French (central France): variant of Bois. German: from a reduced form of the personal name Sebastian. North German: nickname for a self-important man, from Low German bost ‘chest’, ‘breast’.

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

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Bost Family Origin

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Bost Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Farming

    12%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bost. The most common Bost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Bost's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bost family was Keeping House.

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Bost Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bost

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