Jost Family History

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Jost Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name Iodoc (see Joyce), or from the personal name Just (see Just).

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


Similar surnames: Kost, Joss, Host, Post, Most, Ost, Just, Bost, Dost, Jose

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Jost Family Origin

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Jost Family Occupations

What did your Jost ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Audit Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jost. 4% of Jost men worked as an Audit Clerk and 44% of Jost women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jost were Engineering Precision Tool Turner and Butcher Shop Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Audit Clerk
    4%
  • Carpenter Reinfored Concrete buildings
    4%
  • Commercial Traveller Who Grocery Provision Merchan
    4%
  • Engineering Precision Tool Turner
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    44%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • None
    6%
  • Butcher Shop Keeper
    3%

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

Jost Historical Records

What Jost family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Jost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jost 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Jost. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Jost. For the veterans among your Jost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jost Life Expectancy

What is the average Jost lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Jost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Jost in 1943 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jost 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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