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Prevost Name Meaning

French (also Prévost) and English: from Old French prevost ‘provost’ (from Latin praepositus, past participle of praeponere ‘to place in charge’), a status name for any of various officials in a position of responsibility. Prevost is a Huguenot name in Britain, while Le Prevost is a Guernsey surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Provost, Prevot, Privett, Prost, Prevo, Prescott, Probst, Priest

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Prevost Family Origin

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Prevost Family Occupations

What did your Prevost ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Journalier and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prevost. A less common occupation for the Prevost family was Farmer. The most common Prevost occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 10% of Prevost's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    10%
  • Journalier

    8%
  • School

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Prevost ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Prevost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Prevost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prevost census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Prevost. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Prevost. For the veterans among your Prevost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prevost Life Expectancy

What is the average Prevost lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Prevost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Prevost in 1952 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prevost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prevost ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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