Dross Name Meaning

German: variant of Droste. This name is also found in Germany as a Huguenot name, from French Droz. German: variant of Tross. Perhaps an altered spelling of Dros, a Dutch variant of Drost.

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


Similar surnames: Drost, Drass, Ross, Gross, Bross, Rous, Cross, Pross, Deross, Tross

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Dross Family Origin

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Dross Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Brakeman

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dross family was Butcher. The most common Dross occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Dross's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Brakeman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dross.

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Dross Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Dross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dross in 1958 was 44, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dross

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