Jostes Family History

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Jostes Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic form from Jost.

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

Similar surnames: Josten, Joosten, Osten, Boster, Montes, Kosten, Postel, Lottes, Oster

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Jostes Family Origin

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Jostes Family Occupations

What did your Jostes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jostes family was Cigar Maker. The most common Jostes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Jostes's were Farmers. Farmer and Saloon Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jostes.

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  • Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Cigar Maker


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

Jostes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jostes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jostes 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Jostes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jostes. For the veterans among your Jostes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jostes Life Expectancy

What is the average Jostes lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Jostes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Jostes in 1953 was 54, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jostes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jostes 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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