Prentis Family History

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Prentis Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Prentice.

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


Similar surnames: Prentiss, Phenix, Prentice, Tennis, Penix, Preston, Reavis, Estis

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Prentis Family Origin

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Prentis Family Occupations

What did your Prentis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Prentis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Prentis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Prentis family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prentis.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Prentis Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Prentis Life Expectancy

What is the average Prentis lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Prentis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Prentis in 1959 was 81, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prentis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prentis 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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