Prehn Family History

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Prehn Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, from Middle Low German pren ‘cobbler’s awl’.

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


Similar surnames: Rehn, Rehm, Kiehn, Prell, Sprehe, Green, Brenn, Spreen, Frohn, Prey

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Prehn Family Origin

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Prehn Family Occupations

What did your Prehn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Prehn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Prehn's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prehn. A less common occupation for the Prehn family was Cotton Buyer.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    12%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Cotton Buyer

    6%

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

Prehn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Prehn Life Expectancy

What is the average Prehn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Prehn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Prehn in 1962 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prehn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prehn 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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