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Proud Family History

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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Where is the Proud family from?

You can see how Proud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Proud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Proud families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 656 Proud families living in Durham. This was about 42% of all the recorded Proud's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Proud families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Proud surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Proud ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Proud. 16% of Proud men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Proud women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Proud were Railway Clerk and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Railway Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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