Proft Name Meaning

German: reduced form of Profet, a nickname for a soothsayer, from Middle High German, Middle Low German prophete, proft ‘prophet’, ‘seer’. Dutch: occupational name or nickname, from Middle Dutch proofst ‘provost’ (see Provost).

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


Similar surnames: Prost, Prast, Propp, Rost, Post, Pott, Port, Polt, Drott, Brott

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Proft Family Origin

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Proft Family Occupations

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  • Barber

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    25%
  • Minister

    25%
  • Retail Grocer

    25%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Proft family was Retail Grocer. Barber, Blacksmith and Minister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Proft. The most common Proft occupation in the USA was Barber. 25% of Proft's were Barbers.

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Proft Historical Records

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Proft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Proft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Proft in 1962 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Proft

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