Yost Family History

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Yost Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jost, a variant of Joos, or of Dutch Joost.

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


Similar surnames: Yoest, Yoast, Cost, Yoss, Yott, Post, Jost, Most, Bost, Host

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Yost Family Origin

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Yost Family Occupations

What did your Yost ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yost. 10% of Yost men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Yost women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yost were Salesman and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    3%
  • Salesman
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    5%
  • Housework
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Yost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Yost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yost 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Yost. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Yost. For the veterans among your Yost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yost Life Expectancy

What is the average Yost lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Yost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Yost in 1945 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yost 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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