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

What did your Provencal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Provencal. 18% of Provencal men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Provencal women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Provencal were Truck Driver and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Weaver
    5%
  • Fireman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%

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

Provencal Historical Records

What Provencal family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Provencal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Provencal 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 314 immigration records available for the last name Provencal. 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 768 military records available for the last name Provencal. For the veterans among your Provencal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Provencal Life Expectancy

What is the average Provencal lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Provencal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Provencal in 1955 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Provencal

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