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Mostert Family History

Mostert Name Meaning

Dutch and German: occupational name for a grower or seller of mustard from Middle Dutch mostaert (Old French mo(u)starde). This surname is also established in South Africa.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Coster, Moser, Koster, Vosters, Master, Hoster, Moster, Doster

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Where is the Mostert family from?

You can see how Mostert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mostert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Mostert families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Mostert families living in Missouri. This was about 43% of all the recorded Mostert's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Mostert families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mostert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mostert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Book Binder was the top reported job for people in the USA named Mostert. 100% of Mostert men worked as a Book Binder. .

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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

  • Book Binder
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Census Records

There are 941 census records available for the last name Mostert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mostert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mostert. 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 Cards

There are 387 military records available for the last name Mostert. For the veterans among your Mostert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mostert lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Mostert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mostert in 1964 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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