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Prey Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Pray 1 found in Lancashire England. German and Austrian German: metonymic occupational name for a brewer from preu breu ‘brew’. Compare Pray 3 and Preyer . French: habitational name from a place so named in Eure.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Prey family from?

You can see how Prey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Prey families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Prey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Prey families in 1911.
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What did your Prey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Stenographer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Prey. 100% of Prey women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Prey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Prey. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Prey. For the veterans among your Prey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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