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Drost Family History

Drost Name Meaning
Dutch: occupational name for a steward or head servant, Middle Dutch drost, drossaert. Like the German cognate Droste, the term was also used as a title for various officials.Danish and Polish: from German Droste.

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

60,691 Historical Documents with Drost on Ancestry.com
25,566 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,125 Military Records
2,203 Immigration Records
7,340 Census and Voter Lists
23,457 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Drost Families

  • Number of Drost families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Drost families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Drost last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Drost census records

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Drost Family Origin

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Drost Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Drost

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Drost Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Drost census records

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Drost Civil War Service Records

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