Host Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an innkeeper, from Middle English, Old French (h)oste ‘host’, ‘guest’. Danish (Høst): nickname from høst ‘harvest’, ‘autumn’ (see Herbst). French: from Old French ost ‘army’, hence an occupational name for a soldier. Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘east’. German: habitational name from either of two places called Host, near Koblenz and near Bitburg.

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


Similar surnames: Hose, Post, Holt, Most, Hast, Kost, Hott, Best, Horst, Pott

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Host Family Origin

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Host Family Occupations

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  • Iron Miner

    25%
  • Annuitant

    8%
  • Clerk

    8%
  • Draper

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Host family was Draper. The most common Host occupation in the UK was Iron Miner. 25% of Host's were Iron Miners. Iron Miner, Annuitant and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Host.

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Host Historical Records

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Host Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Host life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Host in 1942 was 40, and 64 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Host

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