Dost Family History

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Dost Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German doste, toste ‘wild thyme’, also ‘bunch’, ‘bouquet’, or a habitational name from a house with a sign depicting such a plant.

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

Similar surnames: Most, Post, Dorst, Host, Rost, Ost, Kost, Dort, Dott, Doss

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Dost Family Origin

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Dost Family Occupations

What did your Dost ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dost family was Liquor Dealer. The most common Dost occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Dost's were Laborers. Laborer, Dyer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dost.

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  • Laborer

  • Dyer

  • Farmer

  • Liquor Dealer


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

Dost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dost 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 Dost. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dost. For the veterans among your Dost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dost Life Expectancy

What is the average Dost lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dost in 1955 was 62, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dost 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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