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Prieto Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname for a dark-haired or dark-skinned man, from Old Spanish prieto ‘dark’, ‘black’. The adjective derives from the verb apretar ‘to squeeze or compress’, a metathesized form of apetrar, Late Latin appectorare ‘to hold close to the chest’ (from pectus, genitive pectoris, ‘chest’). The use as a color term seems to have derived originally from its application to rain clouds and fog.

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


Similar surnames: Pinto, Nieto, Primo, Priest, Prete, Priolo, Prieur, Prisco, Privett

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Prieto Family Origin

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Prieto Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prieto family was Freighter. Cigar Maker, Farmer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prieto. The most common Prieto occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 20% of Prieto's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

    20%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Fisherman

    10%
  • Freighter

    10%

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Prieto Historical Records

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Prieto Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Prieto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Prieto in 1949 was 41, and 66 in 2004.

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