Preyer Family History

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Preyer Name Meaning

German (Austrian): occupational name for a brewer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German briuwen ‘to brew’.

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

Similar surnames: Dreyer, Kreyer, Preiser, Praeger, Seyer, Breuer, Heyer, Freier, Prey

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Preyer Family Origin

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Preyer Family Occupations

What did your Preyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Preyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Preyer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Preyer family was Barber. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Preyer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Barber


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

Preyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Preyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preyer 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 629 immigration records available for the last name Preyer. 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 667 military records available for the last name Preyer. For the veterans among your Preyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Preyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Preyer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Preyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Preyer in 1963 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Preyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Preyer 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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