Kosten Family History

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Kosten Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kost ‘provisions’, ‘board’, ‘livelihood’, but in some cases probably a shortened form of Kostenbader. German: habitational name from a place so named in Tyrol. Dutch: from a reduced vernacular form of the personal name Konstant or Konstantin (see Constant, Constantine).

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

Similar surnames: Osten, Kasten, Koster, Kesten, Postel, Holten, Cotten, Posten, Kostek

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Kosten Family Origin

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Kosten Family Occupations

What did your Kosten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kosten. 35% of Kosten men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kosten women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kosten were Meat Cutter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Meat Cutter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Nurse
  • Stenographer

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

Kosten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kosten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kosten 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 399 immigration records available for the last name Kosten. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kosten. For the veterans among your Kosten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kosten Life Expectancy

What is the average Kosten lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kosten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kosten in 1960 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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