Obst Family History

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Obst Name Meaning

Eastern German (Silesia) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German obez, German Obst ‘fruit’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower or seller, or perhaps a nickname. As a Jewish name, it may be of ornamental origin.

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

Similar surnames: Ost, Oest, Last, Abt, Pobst, Post, Gast, Ort, Nast, Forst

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Obst Family Origin

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Obst Family Occupations

What did your Obst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Obst. 13% of Obst men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Obst women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Obst were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife

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

Obst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Obst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obst 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Obst. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Obst. For the veterans among your Obst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Obst Life Expectancy

What is the average Obst lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Obst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Obst in 1952 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Obst 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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