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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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You can see how Most families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Most family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Most families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Most families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Most's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Most families in 1911.
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What did your Most ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Most. 27% of Most men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Most women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Most were Clerk and Typist.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Typist
    11%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Most. 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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There are 41,000 military records available for the last name Most. For the veterans among your Most ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Most lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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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