Doster Family History

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Doster Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German doste, toste ‘wild thyme’, ‘shrub’, ‘bouquet’ (see Dost), hence a topographic name, especially for someone whose land abutted an uncultivated piece of land, or possibly an occupational name for a dealer in herbs. Belgian French: habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from either of two places in the province of Luxembourg named Oster.

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

Similar surnames: Oster, Hoster, Poster, Koster, Dosser, Doser, Nester, Easter, Moster

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Doster Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Doster name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Doster. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Doster Family Origin

Where is the Doster family from?

Doster Family Occupations

What did your Doster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Doster family was Farming. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doster. The most common Doster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Doster's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Doster ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Doster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Doster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Doster. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Doster. For the veterans among your Doster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doster Life Expectancy

What is the average Doster lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Doster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Doster in 1950 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doster ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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