Prim Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; possibly from the Latin personal name Primus (‘the first’), borne by several saints; or one composed with a Germanic word meaning ‘to prick or stab’; or from a personal name of Slavic origin Primm, from premu ‘right’. French: from a personal name (from Latin Primus). French: nickname from Old French prim ‘first’, possibly given to the eldest child in a family, or alternatively a nickname from Old French and Occitan prim ‘shrewd’, ‘clever’, ‘artful’, ‘sly’. Dutch: variant of Priem. English: variant of Prime.

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

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Prim Family Origin

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Prim Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cooper

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prim. A less common occupation for the Prim family was Cooper. The most common Prim occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Prim's were Farmers.

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Prim Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Prim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Prim in 1947 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prim

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