Prentiss Family History

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Prentiss Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Prentice.

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


Similar surnames: Prentis, Prentice, Press, Countiss, Preiss, Preast, Pennie, Greiss

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Prentiss Family Origin

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Prentiss Family Occupations

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  • Cashier (Brassfounder)

    25%
  • Corn Merchant

    25%
  • Railway Engine Driver

    25%
  • School Master

    25%

In 1881, Cashier (Brassfounder), Corn Merchant and Railway Engine Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prentiss. A less common occupation for the Prentiss family was School Master. The most common Prentiss occupation in the UK was Cashier (Brassfounder). 25% of Prentiss's were Cashier (Brassfounder)s.

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Prentiss Historical Records

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Prentiss Life Expectancy

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