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Kust Family History

Kust Name Meaning

dialect variant of a nickname from Czech kust, a dialect form of kost ‘bone’. from the German personal name Kunst 2 or 3.

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


Similar surnames: Kost, Kunst, Just, Gust, Kast, Pust, Kus, Kuss, Kurt, Kuse

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Where is the Kust family from?

You can see how Kust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kust family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kust families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kust family living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kust's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Kust families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kust surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kust ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kust. 40% of Kust men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Kust women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kust were Operator and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laundry
    7%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Machine Operator
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kust 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 605 immigration records available for the last name Kust. 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 Kust. For the veterans among your Kust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kust lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Kust in 1963 was 77, and 67 in 2004.

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