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Probst Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German probest ‘superviser’,‘provost’ (from Latin propositus), an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname probably for a self-important person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Probst ‘provost’; the reason for its adoption is unknown.

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


Similar surnames: Prost, Provost, Prast, Obst, Pobst, Post, Rost, Proft, Propst, Trost

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Probst Family Origin

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Probst Family Occupations

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  • Cabinet Maker Master Emply 4 Boys

    17%
  • Furrier

    17%
  • General Merchant

    17%
  • Pawn Broker

    17%

In 1881, the most common Probst occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker Master Emply 4 Boys. 17% of Probst's were Cabinet Maker Master Emply 4 Boyss. Cabinet Maker Master Emply 4 Boys, Furrier and General Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Probst. A less common occupation for the Probst family was Pawn Broker.

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Probst Historical Records

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