Most Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of must, i.e. unfermented grape juice, Middle High German most (Latin mustum vinum ‘young (i.e. fresh) wine’). The same term was also used to denote perry and cider, since these do not keep well and need to be drunk while still fresh. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived in a place where moss grew. Compare Moss. Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): topographic name from Slavic most ‘bridge’, or habitational name from any of several places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Post, Moss, Kost, Mast, Ost, Mont, Host, Molt, Moat, Mott

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  • Going To School

    43%
  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farmer Son,Going To School

    14%
  • Housekeeper

    14%

In 1881, Going To School, Farmer and Farmer Son,Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Most. The most common Most occupation in Canada was Going To School. 43% of Most's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Most family was Housekeeper.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Most life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Most in 1945 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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