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Prescott Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside), Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, and Devon, all of which are named from Old English preost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire, and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland, being recorded there first in the 15th century.

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


Similar surnames: Arscott, Preston, Escott, Westcott, Linscott, Muscott, Tapscott

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Prescott Family Origin

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Prescott Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prescott family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prescott. The most common Prescott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Prescott's were Farmers.

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