Provencal Family History

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Provencal Name Meaning

French (Provençal) and Jewish (from southern France): regional name for someone from Provence in southern France, which was so called with Latin provincia ‘province’, ‘sphere of office’, because it was the first Roman province to be established outside Italy.

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


Similar surnames: Provenza, Province, Provencio, Provenzano, Provan, Provencher

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Provencal Family Origin

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Provencal Family Occupations

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

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  • Cultivateur

    15%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • School

    11%
  • Laborer

    8%

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In 1881, the most common Provencal occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 15% of Provencal's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Provencal family was Laborer. Cultivateur, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Provencal.

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Provencal Historical Records

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Provencal Life Expectancy

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