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 1881, the most common Jost occupation in the UK was Carpenter & Joiner. 10% of Jost's were Carpenter & Joiners. A less common occupation for the Jost family was Cook At An Hotel. Carpenter & Joiner, Chemical Merchant ... and Cloth Finisher (Cotton) (Bleacher) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jost.

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  • Carpenter & Joiner

  • Chemical Merchant ...

  • Cloth Finisher (Cotton) (Bleacher)

  • Cook At An Hotel


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jost ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jost Historical Records

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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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