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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.
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.