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Origins of the Oost surname

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About the Oosts

We have a total number of 82 records for people with the last name Oost.

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Where do most Oosts live?

In 1921, most Oosts lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Oosts

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 51 records for the Oost surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Oosts most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Oost first names?

  • John
  • Jacob
  • Mary
  • Cornelia

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Common jobs for Oosts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Oosts in 1921
Cook Domestic


Kitchenmaid Domestic


None Old Age Pension


Common Male occupations for Oosts in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Agl Lab




Bakers Boy




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