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Prestwood Family History

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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Where is the Prestwood family from?

You can see how Prestwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prestwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prestwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Prestwood family living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Prestwood's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Prestwood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prestwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prestwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prestwood. 25% of Prestwood men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Prestwood women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prestwood were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 359 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 Cards

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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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.

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