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Origins of the Yost surname

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About the Yosts

We have a total number of 1455 records for people with the last name Yost.

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Where do most Yosts live?

In 1921, most Yosts lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Yosts

How common is your surname?

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

We have 400 records for the Yost surname. The oldest one dates back to 1841.

Who were Yosts most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Yost first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Yosts

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

Common Female occupations for Yosts in 1921








Unskilled Miscellaneous Occupations


Common Male occupations for Yosts in 1921
Farm Hands


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers




General Farmers


Semiskilled Machine Shop And Related Occupations


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