Preacher Family History

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Preacher Name Meaning

English: from Old French precheor ‘preacher’, perhaps a derogatory nickname for a moralizing person.

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

Similar surnames: Peacher, Feather, Brecher, Rencher, Reach, Creamer, Peaster, Pelcher

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Preacher Family Origin

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Preacher Family Occupations

What did your Preacher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Preacher family was Farm Agt.. The most common Preacher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Preacher's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Assits Father At Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Preacher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Assits Father At Mill

  • Farm Agt.


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Preacher ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Preacher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Preacher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preacher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 229 immigration records available for the last name Preacher. 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 Card

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

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Preacher Life Expectancy

What is the average Preacher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Preacher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Preacher in 1963 was 68, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Preacher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Preacher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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