Prefontaine Family History

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Prefontaine Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow with a spring, from pré de la fontaine.

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


Similar surnames: Lafontaine, Fontaine, Fountain, Montagne, Fontana, Lamontagne

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Prefontaine Family Origin

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Prefontaine Family Occupations

What did your Prefontaine ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Prefontaine occupation in the USA was Butcher. 17% of Prefontaine's were Butchers. Butcher, Butcher & Market and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prefontaine. A less common occupation for the Prefontaine family was Keeps Meat Market.

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  • Butcher

    17%
  • Butcher & Market

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Keeps Meat Market

    17%

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

Prefontaine Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Prefontaine Life Expectancy

What is the average Prefontaine lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Prefontaine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Prefontaine in 1962 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prefontaine

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prefontaine 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.

Famous Prefontaine Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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