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Prus Family History

Prus Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for a Prussian, either a member of an ancient Baltic people related to the Lithuanians and Latvians or a member of the German people who displaced them in the 13th century. Compare Prusak, Preuss. Slovenian (south-central Slovenia): altered reduced form of the personal name Ambrož, Latin Ambrosius. Compare Brus 2.

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


Similar surnames: Brus, Prusa, Rus, Prey, Bruss, Pruss, Paus, Gruss, Gaus, Brust

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Where is the Prus family from?

You can see how Prus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Prus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Prus families living in Indiana. This was about 36% of all the recorded Prus's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Prus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prus. 35% of Prus men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Prus women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prus were Watchman and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Trucker
    7%
  • Watchman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    18%
  • Mach Opr
    12%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Prus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Prus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Prus. For the veterans among your Prus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prus lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Prus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Prus in 1954 was 48, and 85 in 2004.

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