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Preuss Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Prussia (German Preussen) a former state of northern Germany so called from the ethnic name of a Baltic people (see Prus ) displaced by the Germans during the 13th century or an ethnic name for a member of this people.

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

Similar surnames: Preiss, Prus, Reuss, Pruss, Preis, Press, Russ, Reus, Bress, Kress

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Where is the Preuss family from?

You can see how Preuss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Preuss family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Preuss families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 16 Preuss families living in London. This was about 76% of all the recorded Preuss's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Preuss families in 1891.
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What did your Preuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Preuss. 100% of Preuss men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Preuss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preuss 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Preuss. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Preuss. For the veterans among your Preuss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Preuss lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Preuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Preuss in 1949 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

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