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Presbrey Family History

Presbrey Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Prisbrey, Pressey, Presby, Presley, Pressley, Presser, Priestley

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Where is the Presbrey family from?

You can see how Presbrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Presbrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Presbrey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Presbrey families living in Massachusetts. This was about 92% of all the recorded Presbrey's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Presbrey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Presbrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Presbrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Foreman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Presbrey. 50% of Presbrey men worked as a Foreman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Foreman
  • Executive
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Presbrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Presbrey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 235 immigration records available for the last name Presbrey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 365 military records available for the last name Presbrey. For the veterans among your Presbrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Presbrey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Presbrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Presbrey in 1963 was 79, and 82 in 2004.

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