Proft Family History

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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

What did your Proft ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Barber

  • Blacksmith

  • Minister

  • Retail Grocer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Proft ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Proft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Proft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Proft 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Proft. 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 673 military records available for the last name Proft. For the veterans among your Proft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Proft Life Expectancy

What is the average Proft lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Proft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Proft ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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