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Depriest Family History

Depriest Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly an altered spelling (by folk etymology) of the northern French topographic name Deprest denoting someone who lived by a meadow, from French pré ‘meadow’ (Latin pratum).

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

Similar surnames: Dupriest, Priest, Ernest, Derise, Triest, Deforest, Ferrier, Deprez

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Where is the Depriest family from?

You can see how Depriest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Depriest family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Depriest families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Depriest families living in North Carolina. This was about 31% of all the recorded Depriest's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Depriest families in 1840.
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What did your Depriest ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Depriest. 31% of Depriest men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Depriest women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Depriest were Farming and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 197 immigration records available for the last name Depriest. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Depriest. For the veterans among your Depriest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Depriest lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Depriest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Depriest in 1945 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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