Prost Family History

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Prost Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch proo(f)st ‘provost’, an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname for a self-important person. German: reduced form of Probst. German (of Slavic origin) and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from Polish prosty ‘simple’, ‘common’.

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

Similar surnames: Probst, Proft, Drost, Prast, Post, Rost, Trost, Brost, Pfost, Frost

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Prost Family Origin

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Prost Family Occupations

What did your Prost ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Prost. 31% of Prost men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Prost women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prost were Bookkeeper and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Stenographer

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

Prost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Prost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prost 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Prost. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Prost. For the veterans among your Prost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prost Life Expectancy

What is the average Prost lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Prost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Prost in 1951 was 52, and 62 in 2004.

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