First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Preiss

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Alt. Meaning

P is for passion, your fire!

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

I is for intense, your zest of living.

S is for strength, there when needed.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Preiss

He was most prominent from 1932 to 1996. Wolfgang was born on February 27th, 1910 in Nuremberg. He left this life on November 27th, 2002.


Byron C. Preiss was a fantasy, illustrated novels, audiobooks, digital publishing, illustrated fiction, and audiobook writer. Byron was born on April 11th, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City. He died on July 9th, 2005.


Ferdinand Preiss was an artist in the field of sculpture. Ferdinand was born on February 13th, 1882 in Erbach im Odenwald. He breathed his last breath on July 29th, 1943.



Paul Preiss is an actor, model, director, and producer. His career lasted from 2005 to 2005. Paul was born on June 9th, 1980 in Port Huron, Michigan.


David was born in 1947.


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Popularity of Preiss as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Preiss U.S.
  White 94.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Preiss

People with the last name Preiss are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Preiss

  • How Popular is the name Preiss? As a last name Preiss was the 18,734th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Preiss? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Preiss was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Preiss: Your name in reverse order is Ssierp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Preiss. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Preiss? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,465 people with the last name Preiss.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Preiss? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Preiss as their last name since less than 1 person in 200k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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