Probst Family History
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Probst Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German probest ‘superviser’,‘provost’ (from Latin propositus), an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname probably for a self-important person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Probst ‘provost’; the reason for its adoption is unknown.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Prost, Provost, Prast, Obst, Pobst, Post, Rost, Proft, Propst, Trost