Prien Family History

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Prien Name Meaning

North German: variant of Prehn. German (Bavaria): perhaps a habitational name from Prien in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Priem, Pries, Palen, Bruen, Plier, Wien, Prier, Porten, Prime, Papen

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Prien Family Origin

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Prien Family Occupations

What did your Prien ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prien. The most common Prien occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Prien's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Prien family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cigar Maker

  • Clerk In Store


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

Prien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Prien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prien 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Prien. 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 Prien. For the veterans among your Prien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prien Life Expectancy

What is the average Prien lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Prien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Prien in 1953 was 56, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prien

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prien 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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