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Pritchard Name Meaning

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

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

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

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Where is the Pritchard family from?

You can see how Pritchard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pritchard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pritchard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 345 Pritchard families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pritchard's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pritchard families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pritchard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pritchard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pritchard. 35% of Pritchard men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Pritchard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pritchard were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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.

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Draft Cards

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.

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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.

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