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Provan Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Glasgow, so called from Middle English provend, prebend ‘land providing revenue for a holder of religious office’ (Old French probende, prebende, Late Latin praebenda ‘supplies’, ‘things to be supplied’). The place was name for a prebendary of Barlanark, a canon of Glasgow cathedral.

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


Similar surnames: Rohan, Trojan, Roman, Broman, Prosen, Govan, Roan, Troyan, Groven

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Provan Family Origin

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Provan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Calico Designer

    9%
  • Dentist

    9%
  • Engineer

    9%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Provan family was Engineer. Farmer, Calico Designer and Dentist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Provan. The most common Provan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Provan's were Farmers.

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Provan Life Expectancy

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