Prestwich Family History

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Prestwich Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) and Northumbria, so called from Old English preost ‘priest’ + wic ‘outlying settlement’. Compare Preston.

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

Similar surnames: Preston, Leftwich, Prestwood, Beswick, Pesch, Westrich, Dresbach

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Prestwich Family Origin

Where is the Prestwich family from?

Prestwich Family Occupations

What did your Prestwich ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cotton Warper, Hatter and Silk Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prestwich. A less common occupation for the Prestwich family was Stone Mason. The most common Prestwich occupation in the UK was Cotton Warper. 2% of Prestwich's were Cotton Warpers.

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  • Cotton Warper

  • Hatter

  • Silk Weaver

  • Stone Mason


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

Prestwich Historical Records

What Prestwich family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Prestwich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prestwich census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Prestwich

Passenger List

There are 723 immigration records available for the last name Prestwich. 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 572 military records available for the last name Prestwich. For the veterans among your Prestwich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prestwich Life Expectancy

What is the average Prestwich lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Prestwich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Prestwich in 1963 was 80, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prestwich

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prestwich 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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