Preece Family History

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Preece Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reese).

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


Similar surnames: Price, Breeze, Breese, Reese, Pierce, Reece, Breece, Neece, Rice

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Preece Family Origin

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Preece Family Occupations

What did your Preece ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Preece occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Preece's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Preece family was At Home. Farmer, Keeping House and Works In Tannery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Preece.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Works In Tannery

    7%
  • At Home

    3%

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

Preece Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Preece. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preece 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Preece. 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 Preece. For the veterans among your Preece ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Preece Life Expectancy

What is the average Preece lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Preece life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Preece in 1942 was 57, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Preece

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Preece 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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