Pranger Family History

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Pranger Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: nickname for a brawler, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch prangen, Middle Low German ‘to fight’. German: nickname for an ostentatious or boastful person, from Middle High German brangen ‘to flaunt’, ‘to brag’. Altered form of South German Pfranger or Pfränger, agent derivatives of Pfrange (see Prange 2) meaning ‘narrows’. In some instances this may have been a nickname for a narrow-minded person, from the same word in an abstract sense.

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

Similar surnames: Prange, Springer, Praeger, Prater, Draeger, Ranger, Frager, Swanger

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Pranger Family Origin

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Pranger Family Occupations

What did your Pranger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pranger family was Keeping House. The most common Pranger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Pranger's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pranger.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Pranger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pranger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pranger 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 360 immigration records available for the last name Pranger. 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 688 military records available for the last name Pranger. For the veterans among your Pranger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pranger Life Expectancy

What is the average Pranger lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pranger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pranger in 1954 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pranger 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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