The surname Troest was first found in the province of Mecklenburg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name can be traced in this region back to 1506, when they were vassals to the Prince von Werle. They would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Chronicles first mention Friedrich Trost of Hamburg in 1260, Waczlaw Trost of Prag in 1375, and Fridel Troestel of Prague in 1359.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Troest research.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1500 is included under the topic Early Troest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Trost, Troest, Troste, Troeste, Troist, Troester, Troster, Troestel and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernhard Trost, who settled in Texas in 1845; Jacob Trost, who came to Philadelphia in 1855; and Joseph Trost, who came to the same city in 1867.