Prewitt Family History

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Prewitt Name Meaning

English: diminutive of Prew (see Prue).

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

Similar surnames: Prewett, Pruitt, Drewett, Hewitt, Petitt, Jewitt, Profitt, Privitt

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Prewitt Family Origin

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Prewitt Family Occupations

What did your Prewitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prewitt family was Keeping House. The most common Prewitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Prewitt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prewitt.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Prewitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Prewitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prewitt 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Prewitt. 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 Prewitt. For the veterans among your Prewitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prewitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Prewitt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Prewitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Prewitt in 1942 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prewitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prewitt 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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