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Dross Name Meaning

German: variant of Droste. This name is also found in Germany as a Huguenot name, from French Droz. German: variant of Tross. Perhaps an altered spelling of Dros, a Dutch variant of Drost.

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

Similar surnames: Drost, Drass, Ross, Gross, Bross, Rous, Cross, Pross, Deross, Tross

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Where is the Dross family from?

You can see how Dross families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dross family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dross families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Dross family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Dross's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dross families in 1840.
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What did your Dross ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dross. 30% of Dross men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Dross women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dross were Brakeman and Saleslady.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Brakeman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dross. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dross census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 403 immigration records available for the last name Dross. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 751 military records available for the last name Dross. For the veterans among your Dross ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dross lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Dross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dross in 1958 was 44, and 62 in 2004.

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