Oyster Family History

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Oyster Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Possibly an English occupational name for someone who cultivated and sold oysters, or a respelling of German Auster.

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

Similar surnames: Oster, Tester, Forster, Master, Hoster, Bester, Paster, Doster

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Oyster Family Origin

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Oyster Family Occupations

What did your Oyster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oyster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Oyster's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oyster. A less common occupation for the Oyster family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Oyster ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Oyster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Oyster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oyster 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Oyster. 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 Oyster. For the veterans among your Oyster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oyster Life Expectancy

What is the average Oyster lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Oyster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Oyster in 1953 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oyster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oyster 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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