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 trost, ‘confidence’, ‘trust’). This surname is also found in Slovenia, where it is commonly spelled Trošt. Dutch: variant of Troost. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern 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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Trost Family Origin

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Trost Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Trost ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Baker


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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trost. The most common Trost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Trost's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Trost family was Baker.

Source: Census data for Trost | Data not to scale

Trost Historical Records

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Trost Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Trost

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