Knost Name Meaning

German: probably an altered spelling of Knaust, a South German nickname for a stocky person, derivative of Knust; or an altered form of Knast, nickname for a gnarled or crude person, from Low German Knast ‘gnarl’, ‘knot’.

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


Similar surnames: Kost, Knust, Nott, Knorr, Post, Knoth, Angst, Knode, Klos, Rost

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Knost Family Origin

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Knost Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Shoemaker

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Knost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Knost's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knost. A less common occupation for the Knost family was Blacksmith.

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Knost Historical Records

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Knost Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Knost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Knost in 1945 was 35, and 53 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knost

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