Kosters Family History

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Kosters Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (Kösters): patronymic from Koster 1 and 2.

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

Similar surnames: Koster, Koesters, Jostes, Wouters, Wolters, Coster, Boshers, Koester

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Kosters Family Origin

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Kosters Family Occupations

What did your Kosters ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kosters occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Kosters's were Farmers. Farmer, Foreman In Machine Shop and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kosters. A less common occupation for the Kosters family was Keeps Hotel.

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  • Farmer

  • Foreman In Machine Shop

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps Hotel


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

Kosters Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Kosters

Passenger List

There are 500 immigration records available for the last name Kosters. 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 368 military records available for the last name Kosters. For the veterans among your Kosters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kosters Life Expectancy

What is the average Kosters lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kosters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kosters in 1963 was 59, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kosters

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kosters 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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