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Prevost Name Meaning

French (also Prévost) and English: from Old French prevost ‘provost’ (from Latin praepositus, past participle of praeponere ‘to place in charge’), a status name for any of various officials in a position of responsibility. Prevost is a Huguenot name in Britain, while Le Prevost is a Guernsey surname.

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

Similar surnames: Provost, Prevot, Privett, Prost, Prevo, Prescott, Probst, Priest

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Prevost Family Origin

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Prevost Family Occupations

What did your Prevost ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agricultural motor Engineer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Prevost. 5% of Prevost men worked as an Agricultural motor Engineer and 45% of Prevost women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prevost were Cabinet Fitter and Parlourmaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agricultural motor Engineer
  • Asphalter
  • Building Surrkeyor
  • Cabinet Fitter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Parlourmaid

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

Prevost Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Prevost. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prevost 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Prevost. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Prevost. For the veterans among your Prevost ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prevost Life Expectancy

What is the average Prevost lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Prevost life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Prevost in 1952 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prevost

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