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Proudfoot Surname Meaning

Scottish: nickname for someone with a strutting or swaggering gait from Older Scots and Middle English proud prood ‘proud haughty’ + fote ‘foot’. Alternatively it may be an alteration by folk etymology of the Older Scots adjective proudfull ‘excessively full bloated’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Broadfoot, Crofoot, Proud, Lightfoot, Provost, Proffitt, Prout

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Where is the Proudfoot family from?

You can see how Proudfoot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Proudfoot family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Proudfoot families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 135 Proudfoot families living in Durham. This was about 18% of all the recorded Proudfoot's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Proudfoot families in 1891.
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What did your Proudfoot ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Proudfoot. 14% of Proudfoot men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Proudfoot women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Proudfoot were Farm Labourer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Solicitor
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    11%
  • Farm Labourer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Proudfoot. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Proudfoot. For the veterans among your Proudfoot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Proudfoot lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Proudfoot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Proudfoot in 1951 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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