Praeger Family History

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Praeger Name Meaning

German (also Präger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a minter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German præch(en), bræchen, German prägen ‘to coin or mint’. Jewish: variant of Prager 1.

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

Similar surnames: Prager, Pranger, Draeger, Krieger, Trager, Traeger, Krueger, Ranger

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Praeger Family Origin

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Praeger Family Occupations

What did your Praeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Praeger occupation in the USA was Clothier. 11% of Praeger's were Clothiers. Clothier, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Praeger. A less common occupation for the Praeger family was Dry Goods Merchant.

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  • Clothier

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Dry Goods Merchant


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Praeger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Praeger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Praeger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Praeger 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 844 immigration records available for the last name Praeger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 660 military records available for the last name Praeger. For the veterans among your Praeger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Praeger Life Expectancy

What is the average Praeger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Praeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Praeger in 1962 was 77, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Praeger 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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