Proffitt Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Profitt, Proffit, Proft, Profeta, Morfitt, Crockett, Profit, Prophete

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Proffitt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Proffitt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Proffitt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    61%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Proffitt Family Origin

Where is the Proffitt family from?

Proffitt Family Occupations

What did your Proffitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Proffitt family was Carpenter. The most common Proffitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Proffitt's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Proffitt.

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Proffitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Proffitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Proffitt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Proffitt. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Proffitt. For the veterans among your Proffitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Proffitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Proffitt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Proffitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Proffitt in 1945 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Proffitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Proffitt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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