Drost Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Droste, Prost, Dross, Drott, Trost, Brost, Rost, Frost, Dost, Ross

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Drost Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Drost name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Drost. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Drost Family Origin

Where is the Drost family from?

Drost Family Occupations

What did your Drost ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Shoemaker and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drost. A less common occupation for the Drost family was Engineer. The most common Drost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Drost's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Book Keeper

  • Engineer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Drost ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Drost Historical Records

What Drost family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Drost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drost 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Drost. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Drost. For the veterans among your Drost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drost Life Expectancy

What is the average Drost lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Drost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Drost in 1953 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drost 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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