Prim Family History

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Prim Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; possibly from the Latin personal name Primus (‘the first’), borne by several saints; or one composed with a Germanic word meaning ‘to prick or stab’; or from a personal name of Slavic origin Primm, from premu ‘right’. French: from a personal name (from Latin Primus). French: nickname from Old French prim ‘first’, possibly given to the eldest child in a family, or alternatively a nickname from Old French and Occitan prim ‘shrewd’, ‘clever’, ‘artful’, ‘sly’. Dutch: variant of Priem. English: variant of Prime.

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

Similar surnames: Prime, Primo, Trim, Prem, Grim, Palm, Priem, Crim, Brim, Prior

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Prim Family Origin

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Prim Family Occupations

What did your Prim ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cabinet Maker, Asst Surv H M Office Of Wotk and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prim. A less common occupation for the Prim family was Coachman. The most common Prim occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 15% of Prim's were Cabinet Makers.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Asst Surv H M Office Of Wotk

  • Carpenter

  • Coachman


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Prim Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Prim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prim 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 Prim. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Prim. For the veterans among your Prim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prim Life Expectancy

What is the average Prim lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Prim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Prim in 1947 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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