Proctor Family Background

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Surname Meaning

Derives from the Latin word 'procurare' meaning to manage.

Originally a name given to a steward or tax collector, generally someone who was employed to oversee/take charge of something. This title is also associated with an attorney and first seen in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Proctor Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Proctor family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 138
Female Servant 94
Independent 81
Farmer 56
Labourer 40
Male Servant 35
Cotton Weaver 23
Weaver 21
Dress Maker 12
Clerk 11
Tailor 10
Blacksmith 9
Shoe Maker 9
Clothier 9
Mason 9
Servant 8
Coal Miner Miner Miner 8
Carpenter 7
Butcher 7
Coal Miner 7
Cotton Spinner 7
Independant 6
Grocer 6
Milliner 6
Worsted Weaver 6

Proctor Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Proctor 100% 41,857
2 Procter 86% 29,623
3 Prockter 75% 1,308
4 Prictor 86% 352
5 Practor 86% 279
6 Procktor 88% 204
7 Prector 86% 120
8 Practer 71% 117

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The surname Proctor is the most popular version of all its varients

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