Proctor Family History
Proctor Name Meaning
English (northern): occupational name from Middle English prok(e)tour ‘steward’ (shortened from Old French procurateour Latin procurator ‘agent’ from procurare ‘to manage’). The term was used most commonly of an attorney in a spiritual court but also of other officials such as collectors of taxes and agents licensed to collect alms on behalf of lepers and enclosed orders of monks.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022