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Kostner Name Meaning

German (Köstner): see Koestner . German: topographic name for someone living on a shelf or ledge in the mountains ultimately from Latin costa ‘rib side flank’. Compare Costner .

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

Similar surnames: Kastner, Koestner, Koster, Doster, Kettner, Kasner, Poster, Kloster

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Where is the Kostner family from?

You can see how Kostner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kostner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kostner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Kostner families living in Wisconsin. This was about 26% of all the recorded Kostner's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kostner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kostner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kostner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kostner. 22% of Kostner men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Kostner women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kostner were Salesman and Operator. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kostner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kostner 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 680 immigration records available for the last name Kostner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kostner. For the veterans among your Kostner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kostner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Kostner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Kostner in 1963 was 73, and 85 in 2003.

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