Price Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reece). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson. English: the name is also found very early in parts of England far removed from Welsh influence (e.g. Richard Prys, Essex 1320), and in such cases presumably derives from Middle English, Old French pris ‘price’, ‘prize’, perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a fixer of prices. Americanized spelling of Jewish Preuss or Preis.

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


Similar surnames: Brice, Prime, Grice, Pryce, Trice, Prince, Pride, Place, Pipe, Rice

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Price Family Origin

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Price Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Price family was Labourer. Farmer, Going To School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Price. The most common Price occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Price's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Price life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Price in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Price

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