Oest Name Meaning

from a Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German ost(an), which denoted the area and direction of sunrise and in various personal names took on the meaning ‘shining’, ‘spring’, later ‘Easter’ and the compass point; hence also a topographic name from Middle Low German ost ‘east’. Compare East. The -e indicates a lengthening of the preceding o-, as the variant Ohst shows, but in more recent forms like Öst, Östmann the oe has been converted to an o-umlaut (ö). habitational name from any of several places so named.

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


Similar surnames: Ost, Gest, West, Ott, Obst, Geist, Lust, Heit, Best, Fest

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Oest Family Origin

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Oest Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Agent

    13%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Grain Merchant

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Oest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Oest's were Farmers. Farmer, Agent and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oest. A less common occupation for the Oest family was Grain Merchant.

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Between 1954 and 2004, Oest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Oest in 1954 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oest

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