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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.

Droste Early Origins



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

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Droste Spelling Variations


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Droste Spelling Variations



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

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Droste Early History


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Droste Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Droste 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 Droste History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Droste Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Droste Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Droste 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 Droste Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Droste Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rudolph Droste, aged 35, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • W Droste, aged 34, landed in America in 1845
  • Carl Wilh Droste, who landed in America in 1845
  • Doris Droste, aged 26, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • G H Droste, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Droste (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Droste (post 1700)



  • Edward "Ed" Droste (b. 1978), American musician, original member of the indie-rock group Grizzly Bear
  • Sebastian Droste (1892-1927), German poet, actor and dancer
  • Gottfried von Droste (1908-1992), German physical chemist
  • Hans Droste (1915-1976), German Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Daniel Droste (b. 1980), German musician, guitarist of the gothic/folk metal band Midnattsol
  • Silvia Droste (b. 1960), German jazz singer
  • Wout Droste (b. 1989), Dutch professional footballer
  • Gerardus J. Droste, Dutch founder of the eponymous Droste B.V., a Dutch chocolate manufacturer in 1863 and eponym of the Droste effect, the effect of a picture appearing within itself used in their packaging

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Droste Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Droste 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 31 August 2015 at 08:41.

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