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Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts Προφήτης(Greek)

Meaning & History

Scottish, English, French, and German: nickname from Middle English and Old French prophete, Middle High German prophet ‘prophet’, ‘seer’, ultimately from Greek prophetes ‘predictor’, from pro ‘before’ + a derivative of phemi ‘to speak’.
As an American family name, this name has absorbed some cases of Greek Profitis and Profitidis.
Added 10/10/2015 by jfifles
Edited 3/6/2020 by Mike C and LMS