Procter Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Procter Name Meaning: An occupational name for a steward,'prok(e)tur',of old French 'procuraterour',from Latin 'procurator',meaning 'agent'. 'Pro' meaning 'for ','on behalf of' + 'curare',meaning 'to deal with'.

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.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Procter Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Procter family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 528
Cotton Weaver 114
Farmer 55
Coal Miner 44
Living On Own Means 41
Agricultural Labourer 39
General Labourer 26
Domestic Servant 21
Dress Maker 20
Living On Her Own Means 19
Farm Labourer 17
Labourer 17
Carter 16
General Domestic Servant 13
General Servant 13
Stone Mason 13
House Keeper 13
Clerk 12
Cotton Winder 12
Farm Servant 12
Grocer 12
Joiner 11
Cotton Spinner 11
General Servant Domestic 11
Worsted Weaver 10

Procter Surname Variants Ranking

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

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The surname Procter is the 2nd most popular variant of Proctor.

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