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Preas Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Pries.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Preast, Treas, Reas, Preus, Teas, Preis, Great, Rees, Premo, Peaks

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Where is the Preas family from?

You can see how Preas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Preas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Preas families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Preas families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Preas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Preas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Preas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Preas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Preas. 22% of Preas men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Preas women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Preas were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Preas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 219 immigration records available for the last name Preas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Preas. For the veterans among your Preas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Preas lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Preas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Preas in 1952 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

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