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Kosten Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kost ‘provisions board livelihood’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a grocer or purveyor but in some cases probably a shortened form of Kostenbader . German: habitational name from a place so named in Tyrol. Dutch: from a shortened vernacular form of the personal name Christiaan (from Latin Christianus; see Christian ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Osten, Kasten, Koster, Kesten, Postel, Holten, Cotten, Posten, Kostek

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Where is the Kosten family from?

You can see how Kosten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kosten family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kosten families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Kosten families living in Michigan. This was about 79% of all the recorded Kosten's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kosten families in 1880.
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What did your Kosten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kosten. 35% of Kosten men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kosten women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kosten were Foreman and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Nurse
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kosten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kosten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 399 immigration records available for the last name Kosten. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Kosten. For the veterans among your Kosten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kosten lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kosten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kosten in 1960 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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