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Prvost Family History

Prvost Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Prost, Prevost, Provost, Post, Priest, Trost, Probst, Rost, Frost

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Where is the Prvost family from?

You can see how Prvost families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prvost family name was found in the USA in 1840. In 1840 there were 2 Prvost families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Prvost's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Prvost families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prvost surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prvost ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 50 census records available for the last name Prvost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prvost census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13 immigration records available for the last name Prvost. 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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Draft Cards

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

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