Cost Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German and Dutch Kost or German Kast. Perhaps also an altered spelling of French Coste.

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


Similar surnames: Cott, Cast, Post, Bost, Yost, Kost, Boss, Cort, Coast, Most

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Cost Family Origin

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Cost Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    33%
  • Farm Labourer

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Horse Shoer (Farm)

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cost family was Horse Shoer (Farm). The most common Cost occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Cost's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cost.

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Cost Historical Records

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Cost Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Cost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cost in 1945 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cost

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