Prey Name Meaning

Irish (County Down): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Préith, from an ancient personal name of unknown etymology. French: variant of Pree. German (Austrian): metonymic occupational name for a brewer, from preu, breu ‘brew’. Compare Preyer.

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


Similar surnames: Pray, Rey, Pry, Krey, Prem, Pretz, Ory, Urey, Drey, Pusey

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Prey Family Origin

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Prey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Farmer Son

    25%

In 1881, Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Prey. The most common Prey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 75% of Prey's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Prey | Data not to scale

Prey Historical Records

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Prey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Prey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Prey in 1955 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prey

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