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Prem Surname Meaning

Indian: from the Hindi personal name Prem based on Sanskrit prema ‘love’. South German: nickname from Middle High German brem(e) ‘horsefly’ for a restless person or a topographic name for someone living near a briar patch from Middle High German breme ‘briar’. South German: habitational name from a place so named in Bavaria. Hungarian (Prém): metonymic occupational name for a skinner or furrier from prém ‘fur’. Slovenian: perhaps from an old short form of the personal name Primož Latin Primus from primus ‘(the) first (the) best’ (see Prim ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Prim, Sem, Palm, Prey, Orem, Rehm, Pere, Lem, Pretz, Piet

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Where is the Prem family from?

You can see how Prem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prem family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Prem families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Prem families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Prem's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Prem families in 1911.
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What did your Prem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Prem. 34% of Prem men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Prem women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prem were Farmer and Coner. .

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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
    34%
  • Tailor
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Coner
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Prem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prem 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 582 immigration records available for the last name Prem. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Prem. For the veterans among your Prem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prem lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Prem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Prem in 1962 was 79, and 80 in 2004.

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