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Early Origins of the Trost family

The surname Trost was first found in the province of Mecklenburg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal 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.

Early History of the Trost family

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Trost Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trost, Troest, Troste, Troeste, Troist, Troester, Troster, Troestel and many more.

Early Notables of the Trost family (pre 1700)

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Trost Ranking

In the United States, the name Trost is the 8,784th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Trost migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernhard Trost, who settled in Texas in 1845
  • Albert Trost, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [2]
  • Jacob Trost, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Peter Trost, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [2]
  • Jacob Trost, who settled in Philadelphia in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Trost (post 1700) +

  • Carlisle Albert Herman Trost (1930-2020), United States Navy officer, 23rd Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1986 to 1990
  • Dolphi Trost (1916-1966), Romanian-born, American surrealist poet, artist, and theorist
  • Alan Trost (b. 1949), American retired U.S. soccer midfielder, winner of the 1969 and 1970 Hermann Trophy, inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Henry C Trost, American founder of the architecture firm based in El Paso, Texas "Trost & Trost"
  • Barry Martin Trost (b. 1941), American chemist and winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Award (1984); he developed the Tsuji Trost reaction and the Trost ligand
  • René Hubertus Johannes Trost (b. 1965), former Dutch football defender and football manager
  • Bradley R "Brad" Trost (b. 1974), Canadian Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt (2004-)
  • Clara Trost Sheehy (b. 1960), American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944 [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook