Provost Family History

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Provost Name Meaning

English: from Middle English provost ‘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. French: northern and western form of Prevost.

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

Similar surnames: Prost, Probst, Prevost, Prast, Proft, Priest, Pronovost, Crofoot

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Provost Family Origin

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Provost Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Provost ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier

  • Farmer

  • Rentier


In 1881, Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Provost. A less common occupation for the Provost family was Rentier. The most common Provost occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 25% of Provost's were Cultivateurs.

Source: Census data for Provost | Data not to scale

Provost Historical Records

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Provost Life Expectancy

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