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Koster Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: status name for a sexton, Middle Dutch coster(e). Compare German Kuster. North German (Köster): occupational nickname or status name for a day laborer who owned no land, from Middle Low German koster, from kossater ‘cottager’. South German: occupational name for a wine taster, from kosten ‘to taste’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grocer or provisioner, from German Koster ‘provisions’, ‘foodstuffs’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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Koster Family Origin

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Koster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Grocer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Koster family was Grocer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Koster. The most common Koster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Koster's were Farmers.

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Koster Life Expectancy

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