Droste Family History

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Droste Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a steward or head servant, Middle Low German drotsete (a cognate of Middle High German truhsæze). The term derives from Old High German truht ‘body of vassals’ (later servants) + sizzen ‘to sit’ (i.e. preside). The term was also used as a title in various different contexts.

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


Similar surnames: Drost, Rost, Rose, Trost, Droge, Doster, Droege, Brost, Prost, Drone

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Droste Family Origin

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Droste Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Retired Merchant

    6%
  • Bakery Shop

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Droste occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Droste's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Droste family was Bakery Shop. Farmer, Laborer and Retired Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Droste.

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Droste Historical Records

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Droste Life Expectancy

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