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President Family History

President Name Meaning
Origin unidentified. Evidently from the English word president or a cognate in another language, but the circumstances under which this became a surname are unknown.

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

21,739 Historical Documents with President on Ancestry.com
12,240 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
161 Military Records
74 Immigration Records
1,911 Census and Voter Lists
7,353 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of President Families

  • Number of President families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of President families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the President last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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President Family Origin

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President Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for President

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President Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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President Civil War Service Records

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