Kostner Family History

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Kostner Name Meaning

German (Köstner) occupational name from the Bavarian, Franconian dialect word Köstner ‘granary administrator’, ‘treasurer’. German (Köstner): habitational name for someone from either of two places: Kösten near Bamberg, or Köstenberg. German: topographic name for someone living on a ‘shelf’ in the mountains, from Latin costa ‘rib’, ‘side’, ‘flank’.

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

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

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Kostner Family Origin

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Kostner Family Occupations

What did your Kostner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kostner family was Keeping House. The most common Kostner occupation in the USA was Book Binder. 14% of Kostner's were Book Binders. Book Binder, Cooper and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kostner.

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  • Book Binder

  • Cooper

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Kostner Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kostner Life Expectancy

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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