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

Where is the Preble family from?

Preble Family Occupations

What did your Preble ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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

Preble Historical Records

What Preble family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Preble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preble 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Preble. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Preble. For the veterans among your Preble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Preble Life Expectancy

What is the average Preble lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Preble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Preble in 1957 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Preble

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Preble 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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