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

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Preis Family Origin

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Preis Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • At Home

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, the most common Preis occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Preis's were Laborers. Laborer, Carpenter and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Preis. A less common occupation for the Preis family was Blacksmith.

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Preis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Preis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Preis in 1948 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Preis

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