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Origins of the Frost surname

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What does the name Frost mean?

The Frost surname is English. It was given as a personal name to those born in a particular time of frost, and later passed down to their heirs. It may also have been given to someone who was considered cold in temperament or behaviour.

Alternative variations of the name Frost

Frost, Froste, Frust, Frosst, Frist

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Where do most Frosts live?

In 1921, most Frosts lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Frosts

How common is your surname?

231st most common surname in the UK

We have 174,000 records for the Frost surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Frosts most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Frost first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Frosts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Frosts in 1921


General Servant Domestic




Domestic Servant


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Frosts in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer


General Labourer




Coal Miner


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