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Prest Family History

Prest Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Priest.

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


Similar surnames: Preast, Prust, Press, Priest, Crest, Rest, Presto, Presta, Preston

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Where is the Prest family from?

You can see how Prest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prest family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prest families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Prest families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Prest's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Prest families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prest surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prest ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prest. 14% of Prest men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Prest women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prest were Truck Driver and Saleswoman.

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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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Saleswoman
    8%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Prest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prest 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Prest. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Prest. For the veterans among your Prest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prest lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Prest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Prest in 1951 was 67, and 68 in 2004.

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