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Provan Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Glasgow, so called from Middle English provend, prebend ‘land providing revenue for a holder of religious office’ (Old French probende, prebende, Late Latin praebenda ‘supplies’, ‘things to be supplied’). The place was name for a prebendary of Barlanark, a canon of Glasgow cathedral.

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


Similar surnames: Rohan, Trojan, Roman, Broman, Prosen, Govan, Roan, Troyan, Groven

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Provan Family Origin

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Provan Family Occupations

What did your Provan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Annuitant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Provan. The most common Provan occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Provan's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Provan family was Carter.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%
  • Carter

    2%

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Provan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Provan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Provan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Provan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Provan. For the veterans among your Provan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Provan Life Expectancy

What is the average Provan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Provan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Provan in 1962 was 59, and 59 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Provan 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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