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Prewitt Family History

Prewitt Name Meaning
English: diminutive of Prew (see Prue).

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

316,219 Historical Documents with Prewitt on Ancestry.com
41,482 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,436 Military Records
770 Immigration Records
24,458 Census and Voter Lists
243,073 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Prewitt Families

  • Number of Prewitt families
     93 - 184
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Prewitt families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Prewitt families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Prewitt census records

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Prewitt Family Origin

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Prewitt Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Prewitt

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Prewitt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Prewitt census records

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Prewitt Civil War Service Records

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