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Prosper Name Meaning

Dutch and French: from the personal name Prosper (Latin Prosper(us), from prosper(us) ‘prosperous’, ‘fortunate’), a name borne by three 5th-century saints.

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


Similar surnames: Prospero, Roper, Roser, Prosen, Gropper, Grosser, Presser, Crowner

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Prosper Family Origin

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Prosper Family Occupations

What did your Prosper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Prosper occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Prosper's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Cotton Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prosper. A less common occupation for the Prosper family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

    29%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Cotton Mill

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Prosper Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Prosper

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Prosper. 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 Prosper. For the veterans among your Prosper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prosper Life Expectancy

What is the average Prosper lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Prosper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Prosper in 1961 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prosper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prosper 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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