Prime Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name or nickname. The personal name existed in Old English, and is probably derived from Old English prim ‘early morning’ (from Latin primus ‘first’, used as the name of one of the canonical hours). The surname may be derived from this word as a Middle English nickname in the sense ‘fine’, ‘excellent’. French: feminine form of Prim 3. Dutch: variant of Priem. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Preim, a topographic name (of Slavic origin), perhaps from a river near Hannover; or of Preime, a variant of Primus.

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


Similar surnames: Prim, Price, Grime, Primo, Pipe, Prior, Trim, Cripe, Pile, Prem

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Prime Family Origin

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Prime Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, the most common Prime occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Prime's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prime. A less common occupation for the Prime family was Carpenter.

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Prime Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Prime life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Prime in 1959 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prime

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