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Pries Name Meaning

habitational name from places such as Priesen or Priessen in eastern Germany, probably named with the Slavic topographic element bris- ‘birch’. perhaps a nickname from Middle High German prise ‘praiseworthy’.

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

Similar surnames: Ries, Gries, Priem, Kries, Prime, Prien, Aries, Fries, Plier, Priest

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Where is the Pries family from?

You can see how Pries families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pries family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Pries families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 70 Pries families living in Iowa. This was about 25% of all the recorded Pries's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Pries families in 1880.
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What did your Pries ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pries. 21% of Pries men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Pries women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pries were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Pries. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pries 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pries. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pries. For the veterans among your Pries ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pries lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pries in 1956 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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