Kost Family History

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Kost Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Czech, etc.: from the personal name Kost, a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Constantius or Constantinus (see Constant, Constantine). Polish, Czech, and German (of Slavic origin): from Slavic kost ‘bone’, ‘knucklebone’, probably a nickname for a thin, angular person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grocer, from German Kost ‘provisions’, ‘food’.

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

Similar surnames: Kos, Kort, Koss, Kot, Post, Most, Ost, Kosa, Host, Kust

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Kost Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kost name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kost. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Kost Family Origin

Where is the Kost family from?

Kost Family Occupations

What did your Kost ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kost occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter At Factory. 100% of Kost's were Engine Fitter At Factorys.

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  • Engine Fitter At Factory


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

Kost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kost 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kost. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kost. For the veterans among your Kost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kost Life Expectancy

What is the average Kost lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kost in 1949 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kost 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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