Ost Name Meaning

German, North German (also Öst), Swedish (also Öst), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from German Ost(en), Swedish öst ‘east’ denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who had come there from the east. Compare East. As a Jewish name, as well as Swedish, it can be ornamental. German: from a short form of any of various Germanic personal names formed with this element (see Oest).

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

Similar surnames: Ort, Oest, Post, Oss, Ott, Most, Kost, Obst, Ast, Bost

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Ost Family Origin

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Ost Family Occupations

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In 1939, Ladies Hairdresser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ost. 34% of Ost men worked as a Ladies Hairdresser and 91% of Ost women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ost were Czechoslovak Refugee and Certificated Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Ladies Hairdresser
  • Brewers Labourer
  • Czechoslovak Refugee

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Certificated Nurse

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

Ost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ost 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ost. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Ost. For the veterans among your Ost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ost Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ost in 1943 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

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