Proctor Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Porter, Pastor, Doctor, Factor, Rocker, Crofton, Poston, Prior, Proto

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Proctor Family Origin

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Proctor Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Proctor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Proctor's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Proctor. A less common occupation for the Proctor family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Proctor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Proctor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Proctor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Proctor. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Proctor. For the veterans among your Proctor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Proctor Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Proctor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Proctor in 1941 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

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