Preis Family History

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Preis Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a laudable or celebrated person, from Middle High German pris, Dutch prijs, German Preis ‘praise’, ‘fame’, ‘worth’. Southern German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Prussia, from a southern German variant of Preuss or from Yiddish prays ‘Prussia’.

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

Similar surnames: Preiss, Reis, Kreis, Freis, Press, Greis, Reus, Dreis, Greif, Kruis

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Preis Family Origin

Where is the Preis family from?

Preis Family Occupations

What did your Preis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Preis occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Preis's were Laborers. Laborer, Carpenter and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Preis. A less common occupation for the Preis family was Blacksmith.

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  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • At Home

  • Blacksmith


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Preis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Preis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Preis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Preis. 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 Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Preis. For the veterans among your Preis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Preis Life Expectancy

What is the average Preis lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Preis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Preis in 1948 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Preis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Preis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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