Priem Family History

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Priem Name Meaning

Dutch and German: metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from Middle Dutch priem(e) ‘awl’, Middle Low German preme. German: perhaps a habitational name from any of several places called Priemen in Pomerania and Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Pries, Prien, Prim, Riehm, Kries, Plier, Prime, Trier, Price, Prey

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Priem Family Origin

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Priem Family Occupations

What did your Priem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Priem. A less common occupation for the Priem family was Mechanic. The most common Priem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Priem's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Mechanic


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

Priem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Priem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Priem 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 904 immigration records available for the last name Priem. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Priem. For the veterans among your Priem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Priem Life Expectancy

What is the average Priem lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Priem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Priem in 1949 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Priem

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Priem 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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