Preuss Family History

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Preuss Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Prussia (German Preussen), a former state of northern Germany, so called from the ethnic name of the Pruzzen, a Baltic people displaced by the Germans during the 13th century, or an ethnic name for a member of this people.

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


Similar surnames: Preiss, Prus, Reuss, Pruss, Preis, Press, Russ, Reus, Bress, Kress

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Preuss Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Preuss name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Preuss. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    30%

  • Germanic Europe

    24%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    8%

  • Norway

    5%

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Preuss Family Origin

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Preuss Family Occupations

What did your Preuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Preuss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Preuss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Preuss family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Preuss.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Druggist

    7%
  • Tailor

    7%

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

Preuss Historical Records

What Preuss family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Preuss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preuss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Preuss. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Preuss. For the veterans among your Preuss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Preuss Life Expectancy

What is the average Preuss lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Preuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Preuss in 1949 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Preuss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Preuss 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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