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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

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Probst Family Origin

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Probst Family Occupations

What did your Probst ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Probst. 43% of Probst men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Comptable
  • Culler
  • Gerant

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse

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

Probst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Probst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Probst 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Probst. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Probst. For the veterans among your Probst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Probst Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Probst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Probst in 1944 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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