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

What did your Provost ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Cultivateur

    25%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Rentier

    3%

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.

Provost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Provost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Provost 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Provost. 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 Provost. For the veterans among your Provost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Provost Life Expectancy

What is the average Provost lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Provost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Provost in 1942 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Provost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Provost ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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