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Priest Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English preost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder’, ‘counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’), used as a nickname, either for someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may also have been an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest, and occasionally it may have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest.

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


Similar surnames: Crist, Pries, Priester, Press, Privett, Depriest, Prieto, Prost

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Priest Family Origin

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Priest Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Servant

    13%
  • School

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Priest. A less common occupation for the Priest family was Laborer. The most common Priest occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Priest's were Farmers.

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