Pray Name Meaning

Irish (chiefly County Down): variant of Prey. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English pre(y), Old French pree ‘meadow’, or a habitational name from any of the minor places deriving their name from this word, of which there are several examples in Surrey.

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


Similar surnames: Ray, Pay, Gray, Prey, Pry, Bray, Dray, Wray, Bay, Day

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Pray Family Origin

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Pray Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Labourer

    31%
  • Undertaker

    15%
  • Clerk

    8%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Undertaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pray. The most common Pray occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Pray's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pray family was Clerk.

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Pray Historical Records

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Pray Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Pray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pray in 1950 was 74, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pray

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