Proto Family History

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Proto Name Meaning

Italian: from Greek protos ‘first’, hence a name bestowed on the first born (male) child, or in some cases possibly a short form of an occupational or status name formed with this element, such as Protonotaro, literally ‘first notary’. Altered spelling of French Proteau or Protot, from a pet form of Protasius.

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

Similar surnames: Priolo, Toto, Propp, Spoto, Roth, Pott, Pretz, Krotz, Pritz, Prato

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Proto Family Origin

Where is the Proto family from?

Proto Family Occupations

What did your Proto ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Proto occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Proto's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Proto family was Retail Liquors. Laborer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Proto.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Retail Liquors


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

Proto Historical Records

What Proto family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Proto Life Expectancy

What is the average Proto lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Proto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Proto in 1956 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Proto

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Proto 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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