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Prost History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Prost family


The surname Prost was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Prost family


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Prost Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Proost, Prooste, Proostes, Proosts, Prost, Proste, Prostes, Proostte, de Proost, van Prooste and many more.

Early Notables of the Prost family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Prost family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan George Prost who settled in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johan Georg Prost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johannes Jerick Prost, aged 27, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Prost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Prost, who landed in New York in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • M Prost, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Prost (post 1700)


  • Sharon Prost (b. 1951), American federal judge
  • Claude Prost, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Claude Prost. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Kimberly Prost (b. 1958), first and so far only Canadian Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Nicolas Jean Prost (b. 1967), French ski jumper
  • Lucienne Prost (b. 1905), French Olympic fencer
  • Jacques Prost (b. 1946), French physicist
  • Henri Prost (1874-1959), French architect and town planner
  • Nicolas Jean Prost (b. 1981), son of Alain, racing driver for A1 Team France
  • Alain Prost OBE (b. 1955), former racing driver, four times Formula One world champion

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Claude Prost. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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