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Trost Family History

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’). EG 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

99,143 Historical Documents with Trost on Ancestry.com
36,420 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,155 Military Records
3,597 Immigration Records
20,913 Census and Voter Lists
32,058 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Trost Families

  • Number of Trost families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Trost families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Trost families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Trost census records

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Trost Family Origin

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Trost Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Trost

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Trost Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Trost census records

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Trost Civil War Service Records

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