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Prokop Name Meaning

Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, and Belorussian: from the personal name Prokop, Greek Prokopios, from pro ‘before’, ‘in front’ + kope ‘cut’, originally an omen name meaning ‘success’, ‘prosperity’ but as a Church name taken to mean ‘pioneer’, as it was the name of the first victim of Diocletian’s persecutions in Palestine in ad 303. He is venerated in the Orthodox Church, whence the popularity of the Russian personal name Prokofi. The popularity of the name in central Europe is largely due to a later St. Prokop, patron saint of Bohemia, who founded Sázava abbey in Prague in the 11th century.

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


Similar surnames: Procopio, Rokos, Proto, Propp, Prokosch, Roop, Skop, Pross, Stoop

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Prokop Family Origin

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Prokop Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Prokop occupation in the USA was Works In Cuttery. 50% of Prokop's were Works In Cutterys. A less common occupation for the Prokop family was Work In Saw Mill. Works In Cuttery and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Prokop.

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  • Works In Cuttery

    50%
  • Shoemaker

    25%
  • Work In Saw Mill

    25%

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Prokop. For the veterans among your Prokop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prokop Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Prokop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Prokop in 1951 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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