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Proske Name Meaning

Germanized form of Sorbian Brozk and Brozka (and possibly also of some other similar or like-sounding surname): from a pet form of the personal name Broz(a) a vernacular short form of Latin Ambrosius (see Ambrose ). East German (of Slavic origin): from a Germanized pet form of an Old Slavic personal name such as Prosimir based on the element pros ‘to ask for’ (from Old Slavic prositi).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Roske, Raske, Popke, Prose, Trosky, Prost, Pross, Koske, Poskey

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Where is the Proske family from?

You can see how Proske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Proske family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Proske families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Proske families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Proske's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Proske families in 1911.
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What did your Proske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Proske. 31% of Proske men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Proske women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Proske were Farm Laborer and Farm Laborer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Farm Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Proske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Proske 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 483 immigration records available for the last name Proske. 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 710 military records available for the last name Proske. For the veterans among your Proske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Proske lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Proske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Proske in 1952 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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