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Troost Family History

Troost Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch troost Middle Low German trōst ‘confidence trust solace consolation’ a nickname for a comforter or possibly a personal name given to a child born after the death of a sibling. Compare Trost .

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

Similar surnames: Trost, Prost, Rost, Roos, Probst, Drost, Root, Brost, Frost, Tross

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Where is the Troost family from?

You can see how Troost families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Troost family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Troost families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 21 Troost families living in Kent. This was about 70% of all the recorded Troost's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Troost families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Troost surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Troost ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Machinist Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Troost. 21% of Troost men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Troost women worked as a Machinist Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Milker
  • Farm

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machinist Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Troost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Troost 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Troost. 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 628 military records available for the last name Troost. For the veterans among your Troost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Troost lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Troost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Troost in 1964 was 80, and 75 in 2003.

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