Bostian Family History

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Bostian Name Meaning

German: variant of Bastian, a short form of the personal name Sebastian.

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

Similar surnames: Bastian, Bastien, Bostic, Boltin, Bastin, Bestgen, Bolten, Osting

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Bostian Family Origin

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Bostian Family Occupations

What did your Bostian ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bostian. 12% of Bostian men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Bostian women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bostian were Proprietor and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Weaver
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Nurse

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

Bostian Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bostian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bostian 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 192 immigration records available for the last name Bostian. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Bostian. For the veterans among your Bostian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bostian Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bostian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bostian in 1942 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bostian

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