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Pruis Family History

Pruis Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Prus, Preis, Kruis, Gruis, Ruis, Pruss, Pruit, Reis, Paris, Puls

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Where is the Pruis family from?

You can see how Pruis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pruis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pruis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Pruis families living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pruis's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Pruis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pruis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pruis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Pruis. 38% of Pruis men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    38%
  • Manager
    25%
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What Pruis family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 786 census records available for the last name Pruis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pruis 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 205 immigration records available for the last name Pruis. 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 49 military records available for the last name Pruis. For the veterans among your Pruis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pruis lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2002, in the United States, Pruis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pruis in 1961 was 56, and 74 in 2002.

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