Prince Family History

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Prince Name Meaning

English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French prince (Latin princeps), presumably denoting someone who behaved in a regal manner or who had won the title in some contest of skill. Translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Prinz or of a word meaning ‘prince’ in some other language.

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

Similar surnames: Prinz, Price, Prime, Grice, Paine, Quince, Pride, Ponce, Pinch

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Prince Family Origin

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Prince Family Occupations

What did your Prince ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prince family was Farming. The most common Prince occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Prince's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prince.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Prince ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Prince Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 312,000 census records available for the last name Prince. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prince 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Prince. 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 55,000 military records available for the last name Prince. For the veterans among your Prince ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prince Life Expectancy

What is the average Prince lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Prince life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Prince in 1940 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prince ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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