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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French (also Prou) : from a western and southern French variant of French Preux, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, ‘worthy’, or ‘valiant’. Compare Prue.
  • An immigrant from Normandy, France, documented as Prou, is recorded in Quebec City in 1667; other bearers came from Poitou (1666) and from Anjou (1667).

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