Preiss Family History

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Preiss Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Preis 1. South German: regional name for someone from Prussia, Middle High German Priuss(e). Compare Preuss. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Preis 2.

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

Similar surnames: Preis, Preuss, Reiss, Reis, Weiss, Press, Kreis, Preiser, Heiss

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Preiss Family Origin

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Preiss Family Occupations

What did your Preiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Preiss family was Manure Merchant (19.1) Artificial. Engineer Train and Furrier Unemployed were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Preiss. The most common Preiss occupation in the UK was Engineer Train. 33% of Preiss's were Engineer Trains.

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  • Engineer Train

  • Furrier Unemployed

  • Manure Merchant (19.1) Artificial


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

Preiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Preiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preiss 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Preiss. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Preiss. For the veterans among your Preiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Preiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Preiss lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Preiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Preiss in 1950 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Preiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Preiss 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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