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Preyer Surname Meaning

German and Austrian German: occupational name for a brewer from an agent derivative of Middle High German briuwen ‘to brew’.

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


Similar surnames: Dreyer, Kreyer, Preiser, Praeger, Seyer, Breuer, Heyer, Freier, Prey

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Where is the Preyer family from?

You can see how Preyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Preyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Preyer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Preyer families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 80% of all the recorded Preyer's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Preyer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Preyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Preyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Preyer. 43% of Preyer men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Preyer women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Preyer were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Executive
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    46%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Servant
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Preyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preyer 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 629 immigration records available for the last name Preyer. 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 667 military records available for the last name Preyer. For the veterans among your Preyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Preyer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Preyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Preyer in 1963 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

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