Cost Family History

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Cost Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German and Dutch Kost or German Kast. Perhaps also an altered spelling of French Coste.

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

Similar surnames: Cott, Cast, Post, Bost, Yost, Kost, Boss, Cort, Coast, Most

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Cost Family Origin

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Cost Family Occupations

What did your Cost ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cost family was Oil Operator. The most common Cost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Cost's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cost.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Oil Operator


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cost ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Cost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cost census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cost. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Cost. For the veterans among your Cost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cost Life Expectancy

What is the average Cost lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cost in 1945 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cost ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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