Host Family History

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Host Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an innkeeper, from Middle English, Old French (h)oste ‘host’, ‘guest’. Danish (Høst): nickname from høst ‘harvest’, ‘autumn’ (see Herbst). French: from Old French ost ‘army’, hence an occupational name for a soldier. Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘east’. German: habitational name from either of two places called Host, near Koblenz and near Bitburg.

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

Similar surnames: Hose, Post, Holt, Most, Hast, Kost, Hott, Best, Horst, Pott

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Host Family Origin

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Host Family Occupations

What did your Host ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Host. 22% of Host men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Host women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Host were Truck Driver and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Host Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Host. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Host 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Host. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Host. For the veterans among your Host ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Host Life Expectancy

What is the average Host lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Host life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Host in 1942 was 40, and 64 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Host 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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