Pfost Family History

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Pfost Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German pfost ‘stake’, ‘post’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of stakes or posts or a topographic name for someone living near a prominent stake.

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

Similar surnames: Post, Prost, Pott, Forst, Port, Rost, Prast, Pust, Probst, Proft

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Pfost Family Origin

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Pfost Family Occupations

What did your Pfost ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pfost. 13% of Pfost men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Pfost women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pfost were Pattern Maker and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist
  • Pattern Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • College
  • Housewife

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

Pfost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pfost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfost census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 163 immigration records available for the last name Pfost. 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 Card

There are 453 military records available for the last name Pfost. For the veterans among your Pfost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfost Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfost lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pfost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pfost in 1957 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfost ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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