Kooistra Family History

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Kooistra Name Meaning

Frisian: occupational name for a decoy man, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch kooye ‘decoy’.

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


Similar surnames: Kooima, Boonstra, Kooiman, Kooiker, Kooi, Poelstra, Kerkstra

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Kooistra Family Origin

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Kooistra Family Occupations

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Kooistra Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Kooistra Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kooistra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kooistra in 1960 was 74, and 74 in 2004.

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