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Droste Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Drost .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Drost, Rost, Rose, Trost, Droge, Doster, Droege, Brost, Prost, Drone

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Where is the Droste family from?

You can see how Droste families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Droste family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Droste families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Droste family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Droste's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Droste families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Droste surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Droste ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Droste. 31% of Droste men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Droste women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Droste were Proprietor and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Cutter
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Droste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Droste 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Droste. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Droste. For the veterans among your Droste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Droste lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Droste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Droste in 1954 was 54, and 64 in 2004.

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