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Prowse Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant of Prue. In some cases probably an Americanized spelling of Prause.

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

Similar surnames: Prouse, Rowse, Prows, Royse, Crouse, Crewse, Rouse, Prow, Dowse

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Prowse Family Origin

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Prowse Family Occupations

What did your Prowse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and B & L Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prowse. The most common Prowse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Prowse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Prowse family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • B & L Mason

  • Clerk In Store


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

Prowse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Prowse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prowse 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 Prowse. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Prowse. For the veterans among your Prowse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prowse Life Expectancy

What is the average Prowse lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Prowse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Prowse in 1948 was 25, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prowse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prowse 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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