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Prieto Family History

Prieto Name Meaning
Spanish: nickname for a dark-haired or dark-skinned man, from Old Spanish prieto ‘dark’, ‘black’. The adjective derives from the verb apretar ‘to squeeze or compress’, a metathesized form of apetrar, Late Latin appectorare ‘to hold close to the chest’ (from pectus, genitive pectoris, ‘chest’). The use as a color term seems to have derived originally from its application to rain clouds and fog.

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

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171,139 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,387 Military Records
13,740 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Prieto Families

  • Number of Prieto families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Prieto families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Prieto last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Prieto Family Origin

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Prieto Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Prieto

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Prieto Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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