Rost Name Meaning

nickname for a red-haired person, from Middle High German rost ‘rust’. metonymic occupational name for a limeburner or blacksmith, from Middle High German, Middle Low German rost ‘grate’, ‘grill’ or Middle High German rost(e) ‘fire’, ‘embers’, ‘pyre’, ‘grate’ (typically one for burning lime).

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

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Rost Family Origin

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Rost Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Butcher

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rost. A less common occupation for the Rost family was Butcher. The most common Rost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Rost's were Farmers.

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Rost Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Rost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rost in 1943 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rost

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