Jost Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name Iodoc (see Joyce), or from the personal name Just (see Just).

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


Similar surnames: Kost, Joss, Host, Post, Most, Ost, Just, Bost, Dost, Jose

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Jost Family Origin

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Jost Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%

In 1880, the most common Jost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Jost's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jost. A less common occupation for the Jost family was Tailor.

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Jost Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Jost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Jost in 1943 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jost

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