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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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Where is the Prinz family from?

You can see how Prinz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prinz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Prinz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 53 Prinz families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Prinz's in USA. New York had the highest population of Prinz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prinz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prinz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Prinz. 14% of Prinz men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Prinz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prinz were Clerk and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Office Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 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 Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 83,000 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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What is the average Prinz lifespan?

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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