Preble Family History

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Preble Name Meaning

English: unexplained. It may be a variant of a medieval name, Preville, a habitational name from a Norman place named with the elements pré ‘meadow’ + ville ‘settlement’. However, this theory is not supported by evidence of early forms.

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


Similar surnames: Peebles, Prebble, Pretz, Puebla, Popple, Kimble, Keeble, Frable

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Preble Family Origin

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Preble Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, the most common Preble occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Preble's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Preble family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Preble.

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Preble Historical Records

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Preble Life Expectancy

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