Pruess Family History

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Pruess Name Meaning

North German (Prüss) form of Preuss.

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

Similar surnames: Pruss, Prus, Priess, Gress, Bruss, Preus, Dress, Ruess, Preis, Ress

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Pruess Family Origin

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Pruess Family Occupations

What did your Pruess ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pruess. 11% of Pruess men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Pruess women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pruess were Farm Hand and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Billing Clerk
  • Bookkeeper

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

Pruess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pruess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pruess 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 423 immigration records available for the last name Pruess. 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 364 military records available for the last name Pruess. For the veterans among your Pruess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pruess Life Expectancy

What is the average Pruess lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pruess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pruess in 1962 was 88, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pruess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pruess 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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