Prost Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch proo(f)st ‘provost’, an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname for a self-important person. German: reduced form of Probst. German (of Slavic origin) and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from Polish prosty ‘simple’, ‘common’.

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


Similar surnames: Probst, Proft, Drost, Prast, Post, Rost, Trost, Brost, Pfost, Frost

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Prost Family Origin

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Prost Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prost family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prost. The most common Prost occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Prost's were Farmers.

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Prost Historical Records

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Prost Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Prost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Prost in 1951 was 52, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prost

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