Frost Family History

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Frost Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname for someone of an icy and unbending disposition or who had white hair or a white beard, from Old English, Old High German, Old Norse frost ‘frost’, or in the case of the Swedish name from a byname with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Rost, Trost, Drost, Prost, Brost, Cross, Frosch, Post, Forst, Drott

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Frost Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Frost name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Frost Family Origin

Where is the Frost family from?

Frost Family Occupations

What did your Frost ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frost. A less common occupation for the Frost family was Farming. The most common Frost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Frost's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Frost Historical Records

What Frost family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 570,000 census records available for the last name Frost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frost 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 49,000 immigration records available for the last name Frost. 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 61,000 military records available for the last name Frost. For the veterans among your Frost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Frost Life Expectancy

What is the average Frost lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Frost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Frost in 1942 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frost 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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