Priess Family History

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Priess Name Meaning

German: variant of Pries.

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

Similar surnames: Griess, Friess, Press, Riess, Pruess, Pries, Dries, Priewe, Preas

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Priess Family Origin

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Priess Family Occupations

What did your Priess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Priess. The most common Priess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Priess's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Priess family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter


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

Priess Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Priess Life Expectancy

What is the average Priess lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Priess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Priess in 1961 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Priess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Priess 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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