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Proffitt Family History

Proffitt Name Meaning
Scottish and English: nickname or occupational name for a soothsayer, someone gifted with the ability to foretell the future (see Prophet).

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

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47,348 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,869 Military Records
827 Immigration Records
21,121 Census and Voter Lists
219,195 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Proffitt Families

  • Number of Proffitt families
     48 - 94
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Proffitt families
     95 - 188
     32 - 94
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Proffitt last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Proffitt census records

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Proffitt Family Origin

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Proffitt Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Proffitt

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Proffitt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Proffitt census records

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Proffitt Civil War Service Records

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