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

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Brost family was Keeping House.

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Brost Historical Records

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Brost Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brost

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