Pritchett Family History

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Pritchett Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard’. Compare Pritchard. English (Midlands): from a diminutive of Middle English prik(e), prich ‘point’, ‘prick’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any of various pointed instruments, or a nickname for a tall, thin man.

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

Similar surnames: Pritchard, Hatchett, Pitcher, Crockett, Priest, Poinsett, Pichette

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Pritchett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pritchett name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Pritchett Family Origin

Where is the Pritchett family from?

Pritchett Family Occupations

What did your Pritchett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clerk, Domestic and Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pritchett. The most common Pritchett occupation in Canada was Clerk. 25% of Pritchett's were Clerks. A less common occupation for the Pritchett family was Plasterer.

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  • Clerk

  • Domestic

  • Moulder

  • Plasterer


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

Pritchett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Pritchett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pritchett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pritchett. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Pritchett. For the veterans among your Pritchett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pritchett Life Expectancy

What is the average Pritchett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pritchett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pritchett in 1940 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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