Last name: PROVOST

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PROVOST : This last name is indexed 587,950 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PROVOST : 1: French: northern and western variant of Prévost (see Prevost) and in North America (also) an altered form of this (compare 2 below).2: English: occupational name from Middle English provost provest proust ‘provost steward representative’ (Old English prafost) also used for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment or since such officials were usually clergy and celibate a nickname for a self-important person.

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