Prest Family History

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Prest Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Priest.

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

Similar surnames: Preast, Prust, Press, Priest, Crest, Rest, Presto, Presta, Preston

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Prest Family Origin

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Prest Family Occupations

What did your Prest ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prest. A less common occupation for the Prest family was Clerk. The most common Prest occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Prest's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk


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

Prest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Prest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prest 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Prest. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Prest. For the veterans among your Prest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prest Life Expectancy

What is the average Prest lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Prest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Prest in 1951 was 67, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prest 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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