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Coster Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of costards (Anglo-Norman French, from coste ‘rib’), a variety of large apples, so called for their prominent ribs. In some cases, it may have been a nickname (from the same word) for a person with an apple-shaped (i.e. round) head. Dutch: status name for a churchwarden, from Late Latin custor ‘guard’, ‘warden’. Variant spelling of German Koster.

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


Similar surnames: Koster, Hoster, Poster, Cater, Oster, Colter, Cotter, Doster, Custer

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Coster Family Origin

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Coster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Book Keeper

    11%
  • Clerk

    11%
  • General Merchant

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Coster family was General Merchant. The most common Coster occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Coster's were Farmers. Farmer, Book Keeper and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coster.

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Coster Life Expectancy

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