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Dostal Name Meaning

Czech (Dostál): nickname for a reliable, trustworthy person, from Czech dostát(slovu) ‘keep, abide by (one’s word)’.

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


Similar surnames: Kostal, Kosta, Distel, Nosal, Kosa, Szostak, Kosak, Poster, Vital

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Where is the Dostal family from?

You can see how Dostal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dostal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Dostal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 80 Dostal families living in Iowa. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dostal's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Dostal families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dostal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dostal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dostal. 41% of Dostal men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Dostal women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dostal were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    41%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dostal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dostal 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 Dostal. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dostal. For the veterans among your Dostal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dostal lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dostal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dostal in 1951 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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