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Prost Early Origins



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.

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Prost Spelling Variations


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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.

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Prost Early History


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Prost Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prost research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1642 and 1652 are included under the topic Early Prost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prost Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prost Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prost 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:

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
  • Johannes Jerick Prost, aged 27, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Prost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Prost, who landed in New York in 1837
  • M Prost, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prost (post 1700)


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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
  • 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
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    The Prost Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prost 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 12 August 2015 at 18:12.

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