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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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Where is the Pruss family from?

You can see how Pruss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pruss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pruss families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pruss family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Pruss's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Pruss families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pruss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pruss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pruss. 24% of Pruss men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Pruss women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pruss were Truck Driver 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
    24%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
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What Pruss family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

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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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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