Prien Family History

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Prien Name Meaning

North German: variant of Prehn. German (Bavaria): perhaps a habitational name from Prien in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Priem, Pries, Palen, Bruen, Plier, Wien, Prier, Porten, Prime, Papen

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Prien Family Origin

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Prien Family Occupations

What did your Prien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prien. 23% of Prien men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Prien women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prien were Farm Laborer and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Prien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Prien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prien 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Prien. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Prien. For the veterans among your Prien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prien Life Expectancy

What is the average Prien lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Prien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Prien in 1953 was 56, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prien 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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