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Frost Family History

Frost Surname Meaning

English German Danish and Swedish: nickname for someone who suffers from being cold or perhaps used in the sense ‘frosty cold as frost without warmth of feeling’ or perhaps ‘having the appearance of being covered with frost’ for one with white hair or a white beard. From Old English Old High German Old Norse frost ‘frost’.

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


Similar surnames: Rost, Trost, Drost, Prost, Brost, Cross, Frosch, Post, Forst, Drott

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Where is the Frost family from?

You can see how Frost families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frost family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frost families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 393 Frost families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Frost's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Frost families in 1911.
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What did your Frost ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Frost. 24% of Frost men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Frost women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frost were Fisherman and Income. .

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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
    24%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Fisherman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Income
    9%
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Census Records

There are 570,000 census records available for the last name Frost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frost census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 49,000 immigration records available for the last name Frost. 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 61,000 military records available for the last name Frost. For the veterans among your Frost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frost lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Frost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Frost in 1942 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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