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Procter Name Meaning

English (Cumbria and Yorkshire): variant of Proctor .

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


Similar surnames: Peotter, Proctor, Docter, Rotter, Crocker, Prater, Souter, Roser

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Where is the Procter family from?

You can see how Procter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Procter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Procter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 36 Procter families living in Massachusetts. This was about 30% of all the recorded Procter's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Procter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Procter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Procter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Procter. 20% of Procter men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Procter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Procter were Farming and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Procter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Procter. For the veterans among your Procter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Procter lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Procter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Procter in 1946 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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