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Prest Family History

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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Where is the Prest family from?

You can see how Prest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prest family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prest families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 78 Prest families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Prest's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Prest families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prest surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prest ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Prest. 38% of Prest men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Prest women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prest were Carpenter and Servant.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Lumas Work
    15%
  • Servant
    15%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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