Kost Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Czech, etc.: from the personal name Kost, a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Constantius or Constantinus (see Constant, Constantine). Polish, Czech, and German (of Slavic origin): from Slavic kost ‘bone’, ‘knucklebone’, probably a nickname for a thin, angular person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grocer, from German Kost ‘provisions’, ‘food’.

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Kort, Koss, Kot, Post, Most, Ost, Kosa, Host, Kust

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Kost Family Origin

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Kost Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Clerk In Store

    3%
  • Miller

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kost. The most common Kost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Kost's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kost family was Miller.

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Kost Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Kost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kost in 1949 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kost

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