Pruss Family History

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Pruss Name Meaning

North German (also Prüss): regional name for someone from Prussia (see Preuss).

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

Similar surnames: Preuss, Pruess, Russ, Prus, Gruss, Preiss, Press, Bruss, Puls, Pauls

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Pruss Family Origin

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Pruss Family Occupations

What did your Pruss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pruss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Pruss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pruss family was Bakery Store. Farmer, Laborer and Agriculture Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pruss.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Agriculture Dealer

  • Bakery Store


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

Pruss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pruss Life Expectancy

What is the average Pruss lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pruss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pruss in 1944 was 68, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pruss 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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