Prieur Family History

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Prieur Name Meaning

French: from Old French pri(o)ur ‘prior’, a monastic official immediately subordinate to an abbot (from Latin prior ‘superior’), hence a nickname or occupational name, which probably most often originated as an occupational name for a servant of a prior.

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

Similar surnames: Prior, Payeur, Priest, Paseur, Riehm, Pater, Lier, Trier, Priem

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Prieur Family Origin

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Prieur Family Occupations

What did your Prieur ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Prieur family was Cultivateur. The most common Prieur occupation in Canada was Commis. 15% of Prieur's were Commiss. Commis, Clerk and Couturiere were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prieur.

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  • Commis

  • Clerk

  • Couturiere

  • Cultivateur


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

Prieur Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Prieur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prieur 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Prieur. 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 590 military records available for the last name Prieur. For the veterans among your Prieur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prieur Life Expectancy

What is the average Prieur lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Prieur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Prieur in 1957 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prieur

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prieur 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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