Prue Family History

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Prue Name Meaning

English: nickname for a redoubtable warrior, from Middle English prou(s) ‘brave’, ‘valiant’ (Old French proux, preux). Americanized spelling of French Prou (see Proulx).

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

Similar surnames: Plue, Brue, Rue, Pruet, Pree, Page, Proud, Porte, Grue, Brun

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Prue Family Origin

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Prue Family Occupations

What did your Prue ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Prue occupation in Canada was School. 21% of Prue's were Schools. School, Farmer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prue. A less common occupation for the Prue family was Blacksmith.

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  • School

  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Blacksmith


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

Prue Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Prue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prue 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 619 immigration records available for the last name Prue. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Prue. For the veterans among your Prue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prue Life Expectancy

What is the average Prue lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Prue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Prue in 1952 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prue

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prue 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.

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