Brost Family History

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Brost Name Meaning

German: occupational name for an official, from Middle High German brobest ‘supervisor’ (from Latin praepositus).

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

Similar surnames: Brott, Rost, Bross, Brust, Trost, Drost, Prost, Brest, Frost, Prast

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Brost Family Origin

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Brost Family Occupations

What did your Brost ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brost family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brost. The most common Brost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Brost's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Brost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Brost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brost census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 803 immigration records available for the last name Brost. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brost. For the veterans among your Brost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brost Life Expectancy

What is the average Brost lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Brost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Brost in 1959 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brost ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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