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Yost Family History

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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Where is the Yost family from?

You can see how Yost families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yost family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yost families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 21 Yost families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Yost's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Yost families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yost surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yost ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Yost. 90% of Yost 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
    90%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    10%
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Yost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yost 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Yost. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Yost. For the veterans among your Yost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yost lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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