Trost Family History

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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 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

What did your Trost ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Trost. 50% of Trost men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 82% of Trost women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trost were Commercial Traveller (m and Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter joiner
  • Bricklayer
  • Commercial Traveller (m

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Trost Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Trost. 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 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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Trost Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trost 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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