Knost Family History

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Knost Name Meaning

German: probably an altered spelling of Knaust, a South German nickname for a stocky person, derivative of Knust; or an altered form of Knast, nickname for a gnarled or crude person, from Low German Knast ‘gnarl’, ‘knot’.

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


Similar surnames: Kost, Knust, Nott, Knorr, Post, Knoth, Angst, Knode, Klos, Rost

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Knost Family Origin

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Knost Family Occupations

What did your Knost ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knost family was Blacksmith. The most common Knost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Knost's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knost.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Shoemaker

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Knost Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Knost Life Expectancy

What is the average Knost lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Knost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Knost in 1945 was 35, and 53 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knost 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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