Pruess Family History

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Pruess Name Meaning

North German (Prüss) form of Preuss.

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

Similar surnames: Pruss, Prus, Priess, Gress, Bruss, Preus, Dress, Ruess, Preis, Ress

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Pruess Family Origin

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Pruess Family Occupations

What did your Pruess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pruess family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Foreman In Harness Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pruess. The most common Pruess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Pruess's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Foreman In Harness Shop

  • Keeping House


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

Pruess Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pruess Life Expectancy

What is the average Pruess lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pruess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pruess in 1962 was 88, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pruess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pruess 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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