Prost Family History
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Prost Name Meaning
Dutch: from Middle Dutch proo(f)st ‘provost’, an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname for a self-important person. German: reduced form of Probst. German (of Slavic origin) and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from Polish prosty ‘simple’, ‘common’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Probst, Proft, Drost, Prast, Post, Rost, Trost, Brost, Pfost, Frost