14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Prescott Family History

Prescott Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside), Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, and Devon, all of which are named from Old English preost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire, and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland, being recorded there first in the 15th century.

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

1,075,631 Historical Documents and Family Trees with Prescott on Ancestry.com
231,728 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,875 Military Records
15,459 Immigration Records
130,790 Census and Voter Lists
674,779 Member Family Trees

Discover more about your family

Start a free family tree and we'll help you find more family members.

Your name*Why?
Start with yourself. We will help you discover your family history in a few short steps.
Required

Maiden name if applicable

Age*
Invalid #
Gender

Name Distribution of Prescott Families

  • Number of Prescott families
     188 - 374
     63 - 187
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Prescott families
     1,493 - 2,983
     498 - 1,492
     1 - 497
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Prescott families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Prescott census records

You can see how Prescott families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Prescott census records >

Prescott Family Origin

Click on a place to view Prescott immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Prescott families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Prescott immigration records >

Prescott Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Prescott immigration records

You can find out when most of the Prescott families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Prescott immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Prescott

Click on a circle in the chart to view Prescott birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your 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.

View all Prescott ancestors in the SSDI

Prescott Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Prescott census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Prescott ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Prescott census records >

Prescott Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Prescott millitary records >

Message Board about Prescott 505 Threads, 42 Messages

Look up another family name
×
  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | Terms and Conditions