An English, Danish and Swedish surname, Frost comes from Old Norse and High German term ‘forst’ which can refer to someone with white hair or bread and to something icy. The spelling variations for Frost include Froste and Forst. In England the earliest Frost individuals lived in the southern region of Hampshire. From there the Frost name spread to the city of London, Somerset, Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and north into Yorkshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire. In Scotland the Frost surname is located primarily in Aberdeenshire, Lanarkshire, Argyll, Midlothian and west Lothian. Within the United States the Frost family name originated in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan and Texas. Famous: Robert Frost (famous poet and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes), David L. Frost (professional champion golfer from South Africa), Stephen Frost (English comic), Daniel M. Frost (Civil War Confederate General), Alex Frost (actor), Ben Frost (artist from Australia), Mark Frost (novelist, screenwriter and television producer), John Frost (Irish footballer), Arthur B. Frost (comic book writer and illustrator) and David P. Frost (English television host).