Prince Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Prince Name Meaning: Denoted as a nickname for someone who behaved in an imperial manner,or who earned the title through a tournament of skill.

From old French & middle English origin.The surname was recorded during the 12th century,with the first recorded spelling to be that of 'Robert Prince',dated 1177.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Prince Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Prince family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 225
Female Servant 158
Labourer 91
Independent 82
Farmer 70
Male Servant 57
Tailor 26
Shoe Maker 26
Dress Maker 16
Clerk 15
Grocer 14
Blacksmith 13
Apprentice 13
Miner 12
Coal Miner 12
Weaver 11
Gardener 11
Mason 11
Ag Labourer 11
Servant 10
Stone Mason 10
Publican 10
Cabinet Maker 9
Frame Work Knitter 9
Carpenter 9

Prince Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Prince 100% 50,765
2 Prance 83% 2,135
3 Prence 83% 160

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The surname Prince is the most popular version of all its varients

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