Rach asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Is the Last Name Proctor Italian?

I've been wanting to know this for a while. I have Italian relatives, and I was interested in knowing if my last name was Italian. Please let me know. thankss(:

2 Answers

  • Fitz
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    It's English. Proctor is an occupational last name. Occupational surnames were derived from the primary activity of the bearer. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a steward and comes from the Old English word: proketour. The term was used most commonly of an attorney in a spiritual court, but also of other officials such as collectors of taxes and agents licensed to collect alms on behalf of lepers and enclosed orders of monks.

  • 4 years ago

    As long as your dad's ancestors are from Italy.. you would have Italian heritage, even if your last name was Smith. The origin of a person is what matters. Names are just a label for convenience.

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