Pfost Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German pfost ‘stake’, ‘post’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of stakes or posts or a topographic name for someone living near a prominent stake.

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


Similar surnames: Post, Prost, Pott, Forst, Port, Rost, Prast, Pust, Probst, Proft

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Pfost Family Origin

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Pfost Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Huckster

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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In 1880, the most common Pfost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Pfost's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Huckster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfost. A less common occupation for the Pfost family was Keeping House.

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Pfost Historical Records

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Pfost Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Pfost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pfost in 1957 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfost

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