Prins Family History

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Prins Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch prince ‘prince’, either an occupational name for someone in the service of a prince or a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal manner or who had won the title in some contest of skill. Jewish (from the Netherlands): ornamental adoption of Dutch prins ‘prince’.

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

Similar surnames: Prinz, Pins, Priest, Krans, Prior, Pries, Brons, Kring, Priem, Prime

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Prins Family Origin

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Prins Family Occupations

What did your Prins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and House Recking were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prins. A less common occupation for the Prins family was Keep House. The most common Prins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Prins's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • House Recking

  • Keep House


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Prins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Prins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prins 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Prins. 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 Prins. For the veterans among your Prins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prins Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Prins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Prins in 1962 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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