Prinz Family History

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Prinz Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German prinze ‘prince’, presumably denoting someone who behaved in a regal manner or who had won the title in some contest of skill. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of German Prinz ‘prince’.

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

Similar surnames: Prins, Spring, Ranz, Ring, Pilz, Grenz, Gring, Krenz, Britz, Prior

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Prinz Family Origin

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Prinz Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prinz family was Grocer. Carpenter, Taylor and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prinz. The most common Prinz occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 11% of Prinz's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Taylor

  • Farmer

  • Grocer


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Prinz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Prinz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prinz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Prinz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Prinz. For the veterans among your Prinz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prinz Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Prinz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Prinz in 1942 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

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