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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 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuster. 24% of Kuster men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Kuster women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuster were Carpenter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kuster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 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 3,000 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 9,000 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

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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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