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Prince Name Meaning

English and French: nickname from Middle English Old French prince (from Latin princeps). Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Prinz ‘prince’ or its Czech Slovak Slovenian or some other Slavic cognate Princ from princ ‘prince’. Americanized form of Slovenian Primc: status name for one who lives in the house of his father-in-law from a derivative of primiti ‘to accept to take over’.

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


Similar surnames: Prinz, Price, Prime, Grice, Paine, Quince, Pride, Ponce, Pinch

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Where is the Prince family from?

You can see how Prince families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prince family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prince families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 80 Prince families living in New York. This was about 14% of all the recorded Prince's in USA. New York had the highest population of Prince families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prince surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prince ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Prince. 18% of Prince men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Prince women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prince were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 312,000 census records available for the last name Prince. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prince 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Prince. 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 55,000 military records available for the last name Prince. For the veterans among your Prince ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prince lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Prince life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Prince in 1940 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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