Priesmeyer Family History

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Priesmeyer Name Meaning

German: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (see Meyer) + an uncertain first element: it may be Pries in either of its senses.

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

Similar surnames: Wiedmeyer, Springmeyer, Plassmeyer, Griesemer, Tiemeyer, Brinkmeyer

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Priesmeyer Family Origin

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Priesmeyer Family Occupations

What did your Priesmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Priesmeyer occupation in the USA was Bricklayer. 11% of Priesmeyer's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Coal Merchant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Priesmeyer. A less common occupation for the Priesmeyer family was Keeping House.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Coal Merchant

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Priesmeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Priesmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Priesmeyer 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 166 immigration records available for the last name Priesmeyer. 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 192 military records available for the last name Priesmeyer. For the veterans among your Priesmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Priesmeyer Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Priesmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Priesmeyer in 1940 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

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