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

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Host Family Origin

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Host Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

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

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Host Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Host

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