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Pross Family History

Pross Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Ambrose. variant of Prosch 2. habitational name from a place so named in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Ross, Bross, Prose, Poss, Cross, Dross, Plass, Sloss, Brosz, Drass

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Where is the Pross family from?

You can see how Pross families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pross family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pross families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 29 Pross families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pross's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pross families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pross surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pross ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and House Help were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Pross. 67% of Pross men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • House Help
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pross. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pross 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pross. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pross. For the veterans among your Pross ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pross lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pross in 1950 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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