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Proos Family History

Proos Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Roos, Poos, Pross, Prows, Groos, Ross, Croom, Cross, Rook, Prior

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Where is the Proos family from?

You can see how Proos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Proos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Proos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Proos families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Proos's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Proos families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Proos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Proos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Foreman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Proos. 16% of Proos men worked as a Foreman. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Foreman
  • Salesman
  • Coal Loader
  • Apprentice Glaser
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Proos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Proos census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 309 immigration records available for the last name Proos. 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 Cards

There are 122 military records available for the last name Proos. For the veterans among your Proos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Proos lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Proos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Proos in 1963 was 75, and 88 in 2004.

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