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Prevost Family History

Prevost Name Meaning
French (also Prévost) and English: from Old French prevost ‘provost’ (from Latin praepositus, past participle of praeponere ‘to place in charge’), a status name for any of various officials in a position of responsibility. Prevost is a Huguenot name in Britain, while Le Prevost is a Guernsey surname.

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

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Name Distribution of Prevost Families

  • Number of Prevost families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Prevost families
     32 - 61
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Prevost last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Prevost census records

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Prevost Family Origin

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Prevost Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Prevost

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Prevost Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Prevost census records

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Prevost Civil War Service Records

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