Prentice Family History

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Prentice Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a reduced form of Middle English, Old French aprentis ‘apprentice’ (from Old French aprendre ‘to learn’, ‘to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Prince, Ventre, Price, Principe, Dentice, Renwick, Gentile, Prete

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Prentice Family Origin

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Prentice Family Occupations

What did your Prentice ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Prentice family was Coal Miner. The most common Prentice occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Prentice's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prentice.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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Prentice Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Prentice. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prentice 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Prentice. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Prentice. For the veterans among your Prentice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prentice Life Expectancy

What is the average Prentice lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Prentice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Prentice in 1943 was 22, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prentice

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prentice 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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