Ost Name Meaning

German, North German (also Öst), Swedish (also Öst), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from German Ost(en), Swedish öst ‘east’ denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who had come there from the east. Compare East. As a Jewish name, as well as Swedish, it can be ornamental. German: from a short form of any of various Germanic personal names formed with this element (see Oest).

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


Similar surnames: Ort, Oest, Post, Oss, Ott, Most, Kost, Obst, Ast, Bost

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Ost Family Origin

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Ost Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Shoemaker

    7%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ost family was Butcher. Farmer, Shoemaker and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ost. The most common Ost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Ost's were Farmers.

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Ost Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Ost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ost in 1943 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ost

Famous Ost Family

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