Proud Family History

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Proud Name Meaning

English (Northumberland and Durham): nickname for a vain or haughty man, from Middle English prod, prud ‘proud’ (late Old English prud, from the oblique form of Old French proz).

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

Similar surnames: Prout, Propp, Prue, Round, Broad, Cloud, Podd, Grout, Pond, Trout

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Proud Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Proud name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Proud. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Proud Family Origin

Where is the Proud family from?

Proud Family Occupations

What did your Proud ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Proud occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Proud's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Proud family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Proud.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Proud Historical Records

What Proud family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Proud. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Proud 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Proud. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Proud. For the veterans among your Proud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Proud Life Expectancy

What is the average Proud lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Proud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Proud in 1950 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Proud

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Proud ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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