Last Name PRIEST

Summary/Contribute


Meaning The priest.
Origin English, Irish

Rank 2,309 (2000 US census) 2,183 (1990 US census)
Count 14,350 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 89.99%, or 12914 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 5.78%, or 829 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.49%, or 70 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.79%, or 113 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.44%, or 207 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.52%, or 218 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


Scottish surnames

Scottish last names divide themselves into two classes: Highland and Lowland.
In very few instances the names were considered before the eleventh century. They became significantly better known only since the thirteen century.
Just like English and other last n...

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...


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