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Trost Name Meaning

German: from a medieval personal name or byname often bestowed on a child born after the death of a sibling from German Trost ‘comfort consolation’ (Middle High German trōst ‘confidence trust helper’). This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Slovenia and Croatia (see also 3 below). Dutch: variant of Troost . Slovenian and Croatian (Trošt): of German origin (see 1 above). Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Trost ‘comfort consolation’.

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

Similar surnames: Troost, Rost, Prost, Brott, Tross, Frost, Post, Brost, Drost, Trust

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Where is the Trost family from?

You can see how Trost families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trost family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trost families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 20 Trost families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Trost's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Trost families in 1911.
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What did your Trost ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Trost. 28% of Trost 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
  • Florist
  • Painter
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Trost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trost 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Trost. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Trost. For the veterans among your Trost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trost lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Trost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Trost in 1945 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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