Koestner Family History

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Koestner Name Meaning

North German: variant of Köster (see Koster). German: habitational name for someone from a place called Kösten, near Bamberg, or Köstenberg.

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


Similar surnames: Kostner, Kettner, Koester, Koestler, Koster, Koellner, Kestner

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Koestner Family Origin

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Koestner Family Occupations

What did your Koestner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Koestner family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Koestner. The most common Koestner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Koestner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

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

Koestner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Koestner Life Expectancy

What is the average Koestner lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Koestner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Koestner in 1959 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Koestner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Koestner 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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