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Primrose Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Fife, originally named Prenrhos, from Welsh pren ‘tree’ + rhos ‘moor’, later altered by folk etymological association with the name of the flower (Late Latin prima rosa ‘first(-flowering)’ rose).

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


Similar surnames: Primo, Penrose, Ringrose, Pross, Prime, Pridmore, Prior, Price

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Primrose Family Origin

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Primrose Family Occupations

What did your Primrose ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clerk, Laborer and Dentist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Primrose. The most common Primrose occupation in Canada was Clerk. 13% of Primrose's were Clerks. A less common occupation for the Primrose family was Farmer.

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  • Clerk

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Dentist

    9%
  • Farmer

    9%

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Primrose Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Primrose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Primrose 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Primrose. 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 Primrose. For the veterans among your Primrose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Primrose Life Expectancy

What is the average Primrose lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Primrose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Primrose in 1943 was 33, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Primrose 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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