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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


Similar surnames: Provost, Prevot, Privett, Prost, Prevo, Prescott, Probst, Priest

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Prevost Family Origin

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Prevost Family Occupations

What did your Prevost ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Prevost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Prevost's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prevost. A less common occupation for the Prevost family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    6%

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

Prevost Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Prevost ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Prevost Life Expectancy

What is the average Prevost lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, Prevost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Prevost in 1952 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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