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’). 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


Similar surnames: Troost, Rost, Prost, Brott, Tross, Frost, Post, Brost, Drost, Trust

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Trost Family Origin

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Trost Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trost. A less common occupation for the Trost family was Baker. The most common Trost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Trost's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Tailor

    3%
  • Baker

    2%

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Trost Historical Records

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Trost Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Trost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Trost in 1945 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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