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Most Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of must, i.e. unfermented grape juice, Middle High German most (Latin mustum vinum ‘young (i.e. fresh) wine’). The same term was also used to denote perry and cider, since these do not keep well and need to be drunk while still fresh. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived in a place where moss grew. Compare Moss. Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): topographic name from Slavic most ‘bridge’, or habitational name from any of several places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Post, Moss, Kost, Mast, Ost, Mont, Host, Molt, Moat, Mott

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Most Family Origin

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Most Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Most. 27% of Most men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Most women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Most were Clerk and Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Typist

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There are 41,000 military records available for the last name Most. For the veterans among your Most ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Most Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Most life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Most in 1945 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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