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Poust Name Meaning

Altered form of German Pfaust a variant of Pfautz or of Paust a variant of Pabst .

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


Similar surnames: Post, Pobst, Prust, Fouse, Polt, Pust, Foust, Baust, Oest, Yost

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Where is the Poust family from?

You can see how Poust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poust family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poust families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 13 Poust families living in Yorkshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Poust's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Poust families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poust surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poust ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Poust. 100% of Poust women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Poust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poust census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 172 immigration records available for the last name Poust. 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 Cards

There are 777 military records available for the last name Poust. For the veterans among your Poust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poust lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Poust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Poust in 1944 was 33, and 61 in 2004.

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