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Preast Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Priest. Variant of Preas with excrescent -t, an Americanized spelling of German Pries.

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

Similar surnames: Preas, Trease, Prest, Creasy, Great, Treas, Prust, Troast, Treat

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Where is the Preast family from?

You can see how Preast families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Preast family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Preast families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Preast families living in Kentucky. This was about 29% of all the recorded Preast's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Preast families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Preast surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Preast ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Preast. 43% of Preast men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Farming
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Preast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preast 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 93 immigration records available for the last name Preast. 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 236 military records available for the last name Preast. For the veterans among your Preast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Preast lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Preast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Preast in 1967 was 76, and 70 in 2003.

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