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Primrose Family History

Primrose Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Fife, originally named Prenrhos, from Welsh pren ‘tree’ + rhos ‘moor’, later altered by folk etymological association with the name of the flower (Late Latin prima rosa ‘first(-flowering)’ rose).

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

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17,718 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,118 Military Records
2,214 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Primrose Families

  • Number of Primrose families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Primrose families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Primrose families
     87 - 171
     30 - 86
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Primrose Family Origin

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Primrose Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Primrose

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Primrose Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Primrose Civil War Service Records

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