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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

What did your Prost ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Prost family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

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

Prost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Prost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prost 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 Prost. 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 Prost. For the veterans among your Prost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prost Life Expectancy

What is the average Prost lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prost

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prost 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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