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Prentiss Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Prentice.

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


Similar surnames: Prentis, Prentice, Press, Countiss, Preiss, Preast, Pennie, Greiss

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Prentiss Family Origin

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Prentiss Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    38%
  • Farmer

    27%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Prentiss family was Laborer. The most common Prentiss occupation in Canada was Going To School. 38% of Prentiss's were Going To Schools. Going To School, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prentiss.

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Prentiss Life Expectancy

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