Prout Family History

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Prout Name Meaning

English (mainly Cornwall): variant of Proud. French: from an eastern French regional word equivalent to prévôt ‘provost’ (see Provost).

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

Similar surnames: Proud, Rout, Crout, Proft, Pont, Route, Port, Proulx, Prue, Sprout

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Prout Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Prout name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Prout Family Origin

Where is the Prout family from?

Prout Family Occupations

What did your Prout ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prout family was Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prout. The most common Prout occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Prout's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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

Prout Historical Records

What Prout family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Prout. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prout 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Prout. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Prout. For the veterans among your Prout ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prout Life Expectancy

What is the average Prout lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Prout life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Prout in 1949 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prout

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prout 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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