Prager Family History

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Prager Name Meaning

German, Czech (Práger), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the city of Prague (Czech Praha, German Prag), the capital of what is now the Czech Republic. The name may also have been applied to someone who came from elsewhere in Bohemia, the name of a major city being preferred to a more precise local designation. It is possible that in some cases the Jewish name may derive from a place called Praga on the Vistula opposite Warsaw, the Yiddish name of which is Prage. German (Präger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Praeger 1.

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


Similar surnames: Brager, Trager, Praeger, Frager, Rager, Prater, Pranger, Kraner

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Prager Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Prager name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Prager. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    29%

  • European Jewish

    25%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Prager Family Origin

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Prager Family Occupations

What did your Prager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Dry Goods Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prager. A less common occupation for the Prager family was Keeping House. The most common Prager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 8% of Prager's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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

Prager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Prager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prager 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Prager. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Prager. For the veterans among your Prager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prager Life Expectancy

What is the average Prager lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Prager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Prager in 1951 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prager 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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