Obst Name Meaning

Eastern German (Silesia) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German obez, German Obst ‘fruit’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower or seller, or perhaps a nickname. As a Jewish name, it may be of ornamental origin.

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

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Obst Family Origin

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Obst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Cooper

    11%
  • Cal... Maker

    5%
  • Dairyman

    5%

In 1880, farmer, Cooper and Cal... Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Obst. The most common Obst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Obst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Obst family was Dairyman.

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Obst Historical Records

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Obst Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Obst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Obst in 1952 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Obst

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