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Prestwich Family History

Prestwich Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) and Northumbria, so called from Old English preost ‘priest’ + wic ‘outlying settlement’. Compare Preston.

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


Similar surnames: Preston, Leftwich, Prestwood, Beswick, Pesch, Westrich, Dresbach

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Where is the Prestwich family from?

You can see how Prestwich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prestwich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Prestwich families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 10 Prestwich families living in Utah. This was about 42% of all the recorded Prestwich's in the USA. Utah had the highest population of Prestwich families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prestwich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prestwich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Prestwich. 24% of Prestwich men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    24%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Foreman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%
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What Prestwich family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Prestwich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prestwich 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 723 immigration records available for the last name Prestwich. 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 572 military records available for the last name Prestwich. For the veterans among your Prestwich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prestwich lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Prestwich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Prestwich in 1963 was 80, and 88 in 2004.

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