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Find more Preist relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 108 more people named Preist in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 165 people named Preist in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 65% more people named Preist in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 273 people named Preist were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 13 were disabled
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • For 142 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 49% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,081

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As Preist families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Wisconsin
  • Most mothers originated from Wisconsin
  • 3 were born in foreign countries
  • 2% were born in foreign countries