Yost Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jost, a variant of Joos, or of Dutch Joost.

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


Similar surnames: Yoest, Yoast, Cost, Yoss, Yott, Post, Jost, Most, Bost, Host

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Yost Family Origin

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Yost Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Cook & Confectioner

    20%
  • Fancy Leather Case Maker

    20%
  • Fireman Stationary Engine

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Yost family was Fireman Stationary Engine. The most common Yost occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 20% of Yost's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Cook & Confectioner and Fancy Leather Case Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yost.

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Yost Historical Records

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Yost Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Yost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Yost in 1945 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yost

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