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Priem Family History

Priem Name Meaning

Dutch Flemish and German: metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker from Middle Dutch priem(e) ‘awl’ Middle Low German prēme. German: perhaps a habitational name from any of several places called Priemen in Pomerania and Bavaria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pries, Prien, Prim, Riehm, Kries, Plier, Prime, Trier, Price, Prey

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Where is the Priem family from?

You can see how Priem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Priem family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Priem families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 32 Priem families living in Wisconsin. This was about 24% of all the recorded Priem's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Priem families in 1880.
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What did your Priem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Priem. 44% of Priem men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Priem women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Priem were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Saleswoman
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Priem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Priem 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 904 immigration records available for the last name Priem. 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 Priem. For the veterans among your Priem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Priem lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Priem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Priem in 1949 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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