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Where did the German Troster family come from? What is the German Troster family crest and coat of arms? When did the Troster family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Troster family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Trost, Troest, Troste, Troeste, Troist, Troester, Troster, Troestel and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Troster research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1500 is included under the topic Early Troster History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Troster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Troster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Troster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Troster 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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