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Bost Family History

Bost Name Meaning

French (central France): variant of Bois. German: from a reduced form of the personal name Sebastian. North German: nickname for a self-important man, from Low German bost ‘chest’, ‘breast’.

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


Similar surnames: Bos, Boss, Best, Ost, Kost, Bast, Borst, Bose, Bott, Bolt

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Where is the Bost family from?

You can see how Bost families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bost family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bost families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Bost families living in Manitoba. This was about 38% of all the recorded Bost's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Bost families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bost surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bost ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bost. .

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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 Male Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Bost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bost 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bost. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bost. For the veterans among your Bost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bost lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bost in 1944 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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