Preis Family History
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Preis Name Meaning
German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a laudable or celebrated person, from Middle High German pris, Dutch prijs, German Preis ‘praise’, ‘fame’, ‘worth’. Southern German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Prussia, from a southern German variant of Preuss or from Yiddish prays ‘Prussia’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press