× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The roots of the distinguished German surname lie in the province of Westphalia. The name is derived from the Old German word "drotsete," which is itself derived from the elements "truht," meaning "body of servants," and "sizzen," meaning "to preside." Thus, the surname would denote a head servant or steward, in charge of a nobleman's household servants.

Drost Early Origins



The surname Drost was first found in Westphalia, where the Drost ancestral home is located. The earliest known bearer of the name was Gerhart Drossessere, who was a resident of Schweinheim, Westphalia in 1335. The Drost family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Westphalian society.

Close

Drost Spelling Variations


Expand

Drost Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Droste, Drost, Droz, Drossate, Drossaerd, Drossärd, Drossart and many more.

Close

Drost Early History


Expand

Drost Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drost research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1335, 1420, 1420, 1892, 1826, 1633, 1659, 1781, 1828, 1796, 1868, 1797 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Drost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Drost Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Drost Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Drost were Willem Drost (1633-1659), a Dutch Golden Age painter, and printmaker of history paintings and portraits; Maximilian Franz Xaver Freiherr von Droste zu Senden (1781-1828)...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drost Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clara Drost, aged 9, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Franziska Drost, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Albert Drost, aged 0, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Anna Drost, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Drost Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abram Drost, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Austria, in 1906
  • Carl Drost, aged 23, who landed in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1907
  • Alida J. Drost, aged 45, who emigrated to America from Haarlem, Holland, in 1908
  • Andrej Drost, aged 25, who landed in America from Tarhoviste, Czechoslovakia, in 1921
  • Emil Drost, aged 28, who landed in America from Bremerhaven, Germany, in 1923

Drost Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Francois Drouillard U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Drost (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Drost (post 1700)



  • Robert Drost (b. 1970), American computer scientist
  • Johannes Drost (1880-1954), Dutch Olympian who won a bronze for aquatics at the 1900 games
  • Jeroen Drost (b. 1987), Dutch footballer
  • Frank Willem Drost (b. 1963), Dutch gold and two-time bronze medalist swimmer

Close

Drost Family Crest Products


Expand

Drost Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  11. ...

The Drost Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drost Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 3 November 2016 at 22:33.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest