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Oyster Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Possibly an English occupational name for someone who cultivated and sold oysters, or a respelling of German Auster.

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


Similar surnames: Oster, Tester, Forster, Master, Hoster, Bester, Paster, Doster

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Oyster Family Origin

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Oyster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oyster family was Carpenter. The most common Oyster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Oyster's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oyster.

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Oyster Historical Records

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Oyster Life Expectancy

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