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Drost Name Meaning

German Dutch and Danish: occupational name or status name from drost title for the head of the court respectively a high ranked administrative functionary originally in the early Middle Ages a steward or head of the servants from Middle Low German drotsete drossete (cognate with Middle High German truhsæze). This surname is also found in Poland (see also 2 below). Compare Durost . Germanized form of Polish Drozd . In Poland it occurs almost exclusively in Upper Silesia Pomerania and Greater Poland regions that were strongly influenced by German language in the past.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Droste, Prost, Dross, Drott, Trost, Brost, Rost, Frost, Dost, Ross

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You can see how Drost families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drost family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drost families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 33 Drost families living in New Brunswick. This was about 79% of all the recorded Drost's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Drost families in 1911.
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What did your Drost ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Drost. 42% of Drost men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Drost. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Drost. For the veterans among your Drost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drost lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Drost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Drost in 1953 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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