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Proctor Family History

Proctor Name Meaning
English (northern): occupational name from Middle English prok(e)tour ‘steward’ (reduced from Old French procurateour, Latin procurator ‘agent’, from procurare ‘to manage’). The term was used most commonly of an attorney in a spiritual court, but also of other officials such as collectors of taxes and agents licensed to collect alms on behalf of lepers and enclosed orders of monks.

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

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Name Distribution of Proctor Families

  • Number of Proctor families
     169 - 336
     57 - 168
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Proctor families
     789 - 1,575
     264 - 788
     1 - 263
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Proctor families
     79 - 156
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Proctor Family Origin

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Proctor Immigration Information

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Proctor Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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