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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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Where is the Pruess family from?

You can see how Pruess families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pruess family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pruess families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Pruess families living in Kentucky. This was about 25% of all the recorded Pruess's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Pruess families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pruess surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pruess ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pruess. 32% of Pruess men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Pruess women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pruess were Farm Hand 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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 423 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 Cards

There are 364 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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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.

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