Franz Jost

Brief Life History of Franz

When Franz Jost was born on 6 November 1711, in Brechershäusern, Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Jost Jost, was 42 and his mother, Barbara Truessel, was 41. He married Anna Kräuchi on 20 January 1747. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 June 1793, at the age of 81.

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Franz Jost
Anna Kräuchi
Marriage: 20 January 1747
Johannes Jost
Maria Jost
Anna Jost
Andreas Jost

Sources (17)

  • Franz Jost, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Franzen in entry for Hans Jost, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Frantz Jost in entry for Anna Jost, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Gerhard, Hans, Aloys, Erna, Erwin, Hans Peter, Heinz, Inge, Jurgen, Mathias, Reinhart.

German (also Jöst) and Dutch: from a personal name, a derivative of Old French Josse, from Breton Iodoc, Latinized as Jodocus (see Joyce ). It can also be from the personal name Just , Latin Justus. The surname Jost is also found in Poland and Slovenia (compare with the form Jošt below).

Slovenian and Czech (Jošt): from a personal name derived from German Jost and this one from Jodocus, the Latinized name of a Christian saint (see Joyce , compare 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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