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Kuster Name Meaning

German (also Küster): status name for a sexton or churchwarden, Middle High German kuster (Late Latin custor ‘guard’, ‘warden’). The umlaut of the modern form is due to association with other agent nouns in -er, from Old High German -ari (Latin -arius). Slovenian (Kušter): nickname for a person with disheveled hair, from kušter ‘tuft of hair’, ‘towhead’.

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


Similar surnames: Koster, Kuter, Huster, Kuester, Kusler, Muster, Kolter, Kaster

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Kuster Family Origin

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Kuster Family Occupations

What did your Kuster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kuster. The most common Kuster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Kuster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kuster family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Grocer

    2%

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Kuster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kuster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuster 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kuster. 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 Kuster. For the veterans among your Kuster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kuster Life Expectancy

What is the average Kuster lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kuster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kuster in 1952 was 54, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kuster 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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