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Prince Name Meaning

English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French prince (Latin princeps), presumably denoting someone who behaved in a regal manner or who had won the title in some contest of skill. Translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Prinz or of a word meaning ‘prince’ in some other language.

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


Similar surnames: Prinz, Price, Prime, Grice, Paine, Quince, Pride, Ponce, Pinch

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Where is the Prince family from?

You can see how Prince families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prince family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prince families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 403 Prince families living in Quebec. This was about 39% of all the recorded Prince's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Prince families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prince surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prince ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Prince. 22% of Prince men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Prince women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prince were Laborer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Cultivateur
    10%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 312,000 census records available for the last name Prince. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prince census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Prince. 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 Cards

There are 55,000 military records available for the last name Prince. For the veterans among your Prince ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prince lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Prince life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Prince in 1940 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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