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Prince Family History

Prince Name Meaning
English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French prince (Latin princeps), presumably denoting someone who behaved in a regal manner or who had won the title in some contest of skill.Translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Prinz or of a word meaning ‘prince’ in some other language.

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

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419,485 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
52,285 Military Records
25,665 Immigration Records
292,049 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Prince Families

  • Number of Prince families
     245 - 488
     82 - 244
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Prince families
     472 - 941
     158 - 471
     1 - 157
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Prince families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Prince Family Origin

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Prince Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Prince

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Prince Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Prince Civil War Service Records

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