Last name: PREVOST

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PREVOST : This last name is indexed 1,503,161 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PREVOST : 1: French (Prévost): from Old French prevost ‘provost’ (from Latin praepositus past participle of praeponere ‘to place in charge’) a status name for any of various public officials in a position of responsibility probably also used as a nickname for a self-important person. Compare Provost.2: English: occupational name from Middle English prevost prefest variants of Provost 2 a cognate of 1 above. In most cases however the surname in Britain is of French (Huguenot) origin (see 1 above).

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