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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 Family Origin

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Doster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Doster family was Farming.

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Doster Life Expectancy

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