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Priest Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English preost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder’, ‘counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’), used as a nickname, either for someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may also have been an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest, and occasionally it may have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest.

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


Similar surnames: Crist, Pries, Priester, Press, Privett, Depriest, Prieto, Prost

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Priest Family Origin

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Priest Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Priest. The most common Priest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Priest's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Priest family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Priest Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Priest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Priest in 1944 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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