Priester Family History

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Priester Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from Middle Dutch priester, preester, Middle High German priester ‘priest’, from Latin presbyter. Compare Priest.

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

Similar surnames: Riester, Pester, Pfister, Priest, Grieser, Brester, Trester, Preister

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Priester Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Priester name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Priester. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Priester Family Origin

Where is the Priester family from?

Priester Family Occupations

What did your Priester ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, farmer and Bl. Smith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Priester. A less common occupation for the Priester family was Laborer. The most common Priester occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Priester's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Bl. Smith

  • Laborer


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

Priester Historical Records

What Priester family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Priester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Priester 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 Priester. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Priester. For the veterans among your Priester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Priester Life Expectancy

What is the average Priester lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Priester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Priester in 1950 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Priester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Priester 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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