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Pro Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from Old Spanish pro ‘benefit profit’ (from Vulgar Latin prōde from Latin prodest ‘it is usefull’). Italian: probably from a short of a personal name beginning with Pro- such as Probo from probo ‘good virtuous’ or alternatively from prode ‘brave valiant’ or pro ‘advantage’.

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

Similar surnames: Po, Prom, Paro, Pho, Pon, Ngo, Propp, Bro, Pao, Piro

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Where is the Pro family from?

You can see how Pro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Pro family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pro's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Pro families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Pro. 43% of Pro men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Waiter
  • Trimmer
  • Proprietor
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Pro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pro census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pro. 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 Cards

There are 57,000 military records available for the last name Pro. For the veterans among your Pro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pro lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pro in 1963 was 84, and 77 in 2004.

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