Dost Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German doste, toste ‘wild thyme’, also ‘bunch’, ‘bouquet’, or a habitational name from a house with a sign depicting such a plant.

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


Similar surnames: Most, Post, Dorst, Host, Rost, Ost, Kost, Dort, Dott, Doss

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Dost Family Origin

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Dost Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Dyer

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Liquor Dealer

    8%

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In 1880, Laborer, Dyer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dost. A less common occupation for the Dost family was Liquor Dealer. The most common Dost occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Dost's were Laborers.

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Dost Historical Records

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Dost Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Dost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dost in 1955 was 62, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dost

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