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The name Frost is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who was thought of as having a cold attitude or and icy disposition. This person may have also received this surname because of his white hair or his white beard.

Frost Early Origins



The surname Frost was first found in Hampshire where William Frost was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.

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Frost Spelling Variations


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Frost Spelling Variations



Frost has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Frost, Froste and others.

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Frost Early History


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Frost Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frost research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1273, 1298, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Frost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frost Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frost Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Frost Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frost In Ireland


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Frost In Ireland



Some of the Frost family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Frosts to arrive on North American shores:

Frost Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Frost, who came to Maine in 1630
  • William Frost, who arrived in New York State in 1630
  • Nicholas Frost, who arrived in Maine in 1634
  • Tho Frost, aged 28, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Thomas Frost settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Frost, who arrived in New England in 1730
  • Thomas Frost, who landed in America in 1765
  • Laurens Frost, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774
  • Martin Frost, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782
  • John Frost, who arrived in New York in 1789
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Frost, aged 28, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Christian Peterson Frost, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829
  • James Frost, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836
  • Joseph Frost, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Alfred Thomas Frost, who landed in New York in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frost Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Frost, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Thomas Frost, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Hanah Frost, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Sarni Frost, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Capt. William Frost U.E. (b. 1749) born in Georgia, USA from Stamford, Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 arriving aboard the ship "Two Sisters" with wife Sarah née Schofield he died in 1827 in Kingston, New Brunswick [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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frost Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Judith Frost who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 29)

Frost Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Frost, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Elijah Frost, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Eleanor Frost, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  • William Frost, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Charles Frost arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frost Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Frost, aged 45, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Lydia Frost, aged 44, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • William Frost, aged 23, a groom, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Emma Frost, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Edward Frost, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frost (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frost (post 1700)



  • Major General Kathryn G. Frost (1948-2006), commander of the United States Army and Air Force Exchange Service from August 2002 to April 2005 and at the time of her retirement, she was the highest-ranking woman in the United States Army
  • Edwin Brant Frost II (1866-1935), American astronomer and editor of the Astrophysical Journal from 1902 to 1932
  • Arthur Burdett "A.B." Frost (1851-1928), American illustrator, graphic artist, and comics writer
  • Archie N. Frost, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916, 1920
  • Amy Frost, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Amos L. Frost, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 4th California District, 1873-79
  • Almon B. Frost, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 1st District, 1871-72
  • A. J. Frost, American Republican politician, Chair of Jay County Republican Party, 1905
  • Arthur Chester Frost (b. 1886), American politician, U.S. Consul General in Prague, 1929-31; Calcutta, 1932; Zurich, 1938-40; Barcelona, 1940; Toronto, 1945-47
  • Beatrice Frost (1881-1964), American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Arkansas, 1937-43
  • ... (Another 78 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Frost Historic Events


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Frost Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. John William  Frost, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Joseph H O Frost, British Steward, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. John Frost, British Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Charles Daniel Frost, British Painter 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Harry Robinson Frost, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Anthony Wood "Archie" Frost (d. 1912), aged 37, Irish Second Class passenger from Belfast, Ireland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Frost


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Suggested Readings for the name Frost



  • Benjamin Frost, a Texan from Tennessee by Ruth Hollar.
  • The Descendants of John Frost, Jr. and Rebecca York Frost of Jackson County, Missouri by Earle W. Frost.

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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
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 29)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Frost Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frost 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.

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