Priester Family History

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Priester Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from Middle Dutch priester, preester, Middle High German priester ‘priest’, from Latin presbyter. Compare Priest.

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


Similar surnames: Riester, Pester, Pfister, Priest, Grieser, Brester, Trester, Preister

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Priester Family Origin

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Priester Family Occupations

What did your Priester ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Priester. 23% of Priester men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Priester women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Priester were Farm Laborer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Priester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Priester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Priester 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Priester. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Priester. For the veterans among your Priester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Priester Life Expectancy

What is the average Priester lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Priester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Priester in 1950 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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