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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

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  • Licensed Victualler

    9%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Auctioneer

    5%
  • Butcher

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Prevost family was Butcher. The most common Prevost occupation in the UK was Licensed Victualler. 9% of Prevost's were Licensed Victuallers. Licensed Victualler, Annuitant and Auctioneer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prevost.

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Prevost Historical Records

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Prevost Life Expectancy

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