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Prestwood Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English prest ‘priest’ + wode ‘wood’, denoting someone who lived by a wood owned by the Church, or a habitational name from places so named in Buckinghamshire, Staffordshire, and Sussex.

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


Similar surnames: Greenwood, Westwood, Preston, Fleetwood, Eastwood, Prestwich

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Prestwood Family Origin

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Prestwood Family Occupations

What did your Prestwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prestwood. A less common occupation for the Prestwood family was Day Laborer. The most common Prestwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Prestwood's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Day Laborer

    4%

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

Prestwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Prestwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prestwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Prestwood

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Prestwood. 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 Prestwood. For the veterans among your Prestwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prestwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Prestwood lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Prestwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Prestwood in 1958 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prestwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prestwood 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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