Pritchard Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Pritchard Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard’ (see Richard).

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

Similar surnames: Pritchett, Prothero, Prichard, Ritchhart, Richart, Reichard, Pitcher

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Pritchard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pritchard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pritchard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Pritchard Family Origin

Where is the Pritchard family from?

Pritchard Family Occupations

What did your Pritchard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pritchard family was Going To School. The most common Pritchard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Pritchard's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pritchard.

View Census data for Pritchard | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • School

  • Student

  • Going To School


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

Pritchard Historical Records

What Pritchard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 347,000 census records available for the last name Pritchard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pritchard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Pritchard

Passenger List

There are 152,000 immigration records available for the last name Pritchard. 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.

View all Pritchard immigration records

Draft Card

There are 40,000 military records available for the last name Pritchard. For the veterans among your Pritchard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pritchard military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pritchard family history.

Pritchard Life Expectancy

What is the average Pritchard lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pritchard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pritchard in 1940 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pritchard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pritchard 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.

Famous Pritchard Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name