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The distinguished surname Probst is German in origin. It is derived from the Low German "pravest" meaning "provost," and is used to designate someone in charge.

Probst Early Origins



The surname Probst was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. Chronicles of Kromau in 1379 mention one "Hansen, known as Probstel, head-prior of the cloisters." From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Probst Spelling Variations


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Probst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Probst, Proebstl (Bavaria), Prahst, Proebsting (Westfalia), Proebster, Probste, Probsst, Probsste and many more.

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Probst Early History


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Probst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Probst research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1745 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Probst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Probst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Probst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Probst 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:

Probst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Probst came to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Elisabetha Margaretha Probst, who landed in America in 1732
  • Han Michael Probst, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Michael Probst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Adam Probst, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Probst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Frederick Probst, who landed in Maryland in 1835
  • Christian Probst, who arrived in America in 1839
  • Theodor Probst, who arrived in America in 1844
  • Friedrich Probst, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Joh Bernh Heinr Probst, who arrived in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Probst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Probst (post 1700)



  • Gerald Graham Probst (b. 1923), American business executive, a bomber pilot in World War II, and became the Vice-President of the Government Defense Systems Division
  • Jeff Probst (b. 1962), U.S. television personality
  • Eva Probst (b. 1930), German actress
  • Christoph Probst (1919-1943), German resistance fighter
  • olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=58668">Paul Probst (1869-1945), Swiss Olympian who won gold for shooting during the 1900 games
  • Larry Probst, former CEO of Electronic Arts
  • Raymond R Probst (b. 1919), Swiss diplomatist, who was Ambassador to the U.S.A. (1976-1980), and president of the Swiss Foreign Affairs Association

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Probst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Probst 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 30 May 2016 at 19:20.

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