Custer Family History

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Custer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Köster or Küster ‘sexton’ (see Kuster). English: variant of Coster.

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

Similar surnames: Caster, Coster, Kuster, Cutter, Muster, Luster, Guster, Auster

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Custer Family Origin

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Custer Family Occupations

What did your Custer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Brass Foundry Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Custer. 4% of Custer men worked as a Brass Foundry Labourer and 35% of Custer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Custer were Coal Miner Surface Work (heavy Worker) and Cloth Cleaner In Wor

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Brass Foundry Labourer
  • Builders Contractor General Foreman Formerly Plasterer
  • Cabinet Maker antique Dealer
  • Coal Miner Surface Work (heavy Worker)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Assistant Nurse
  • Boarding House Keeper
  • Cloth Cleaner In Wor

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

Custer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Custer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Custer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Custer. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Custer. For the veterans among your Custer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Custer Life Expectancy

What is the average Custer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Custer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Custer in 1943 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Custer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Custer 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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