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Doster Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German doste, toste ‘wild thyme’, ‘shrub’, ‘bouquet’ (see Dost), hence a topographic name, especially for someone whose land abutted an uncultivated piece of land, or possibly an occupational name for a dealer in herbs. Belgian French: habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from either of two places in the province of Luxembourg named Oster.

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


Similar surnames: Oster, Hoster, Poster, Koster, Dosser, Doser, Nester, Easter, Moster

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Doster Family Origin

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Doster Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doster. The most common Doster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Doster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Doster family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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Doster Historical Records

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Doster Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Doster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Doster in 1950 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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