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The surname Prevot is a ancient French name. It was a name given to a person from Brittany who was a prefect or chief magistrate. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French word prevost, which signified someone of that title.

Prevot Early Origins



The surname Prevot was first found in Britanny (Bretagne) where this noble family originated in ancient times.

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Prevot Spelling Variations


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Prevot Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prévost, Prévoste, Prévosts, Prévostes, Prévaust, Prévauste, Prévaustes, Prévausts, de Prévost, du Prévost and many more.

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Prevot Early History


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Prevot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prevot research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1547, 1580, 1622, 1753, 1830, 1831, 1848, 1729, 1732, 1865, 1680, 1741, 1638, 1702, 1665, 1697 and 1763 are included under the topic Early Prevot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prevot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prevot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Louis-Constant Prévost-Paradol, journalist, Man of Letters, member of the French Academy; Françoise Prévost ( c. 1680-1741), a French ballerina; François Provost (1638-1702), French-born...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prevot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prevot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Prevot, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Muller Prevot, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1794

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prevot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prevot (post 1700)



  • André Romain Prévot (1894-1982), French bacteriologist
  • Ferdinand Prévôt (1800-1857), French operatic baritone
  • First Lieutenant Prevot, Arengtine Commander of the mobile detachment in the operations of the Argentine Air Force unit for Antarctica, eponym of Prevot Island

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Prevot Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Prevot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prevot Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2014 at 15:33.

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