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Preister Name Meaning

North German: from Low German pre(i)ster ‘priest’, ‘minister of the church’, probably a nickname for someone in the service of a priest; occasionally an occupational name for the priest himself.

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

Similar surnames: Preiser, Reisner, Kreiter, Presser, Reister, Reiter, Brester, Peiser

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Where is the Preister family from?

You can see how Preister families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Preister family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Preister families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Preister families living in South Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Preister's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Preister families in 1840.
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What did your Preister ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Preister. 41% of Preister men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Preister women worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Preister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preister census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 115 immigration records available for the last name Preister. 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 Cards

There are 159 military records available for the last name Preister. For the veterans among your Preister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Preister lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Preister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Preister in 1966 was 72, and 65 in 2004.

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