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

Propst Early Origins



The surname Propst 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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Propst Spelling Variations


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Propst 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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Propst Early History


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Propst Early History



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

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Propst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Propst Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Propst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Propst, who arrived in North Carolina in 1748
  • Michael Propst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Valentine Propst, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761

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Contemporary Notables of the name Propst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Propst (post 1700)



  • William J. Propst, American politician, Mayor of Columbus, Mississippi, 1954-56
  • Shelton D. Propst, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956, 1960
  • James M. Propst, American Democrat politician, Indiana State Auditor, 1948-50
  • J. A. Propst, American Republican politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Catawba County, 1921-22

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. 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: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Propst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Propst 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 2 January 2016 at 12:36.

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