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Prestwood Family History

Prestwood Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English prest ‘priest’ + wode ‘wood’, denoting someone who lived by a wood owned by the Church, or a habitational name from places so named in Buckinghamshire, Staffordshire, and Sussex.

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

67,245 Historical Documents with Prestwood on Ancestry.com
10,979 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,250 Military Records
308 Immigration Records
4,554 Census and Voter Lists
50,154 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Prestwood Families

  • Number of Prestwood families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Prestwood families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Prestwood families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Prestwood census records

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Prestwood Family Origin

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Prestwood Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Prestwood

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Prestwood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Prestwood census records

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Prestwood Civil War Service Records

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