Pryer Family History

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Pryer Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Prior. Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

Similar surnames: Cryer, Pryor, Prier, Ryer, Payer, Bryer, Fryer, Pryce, Bryers, Dryer

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Pryer Family Origin

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Pryer Family Occupations

What did your Pryer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pryer family was R R Employe. Customs Officer, Engineer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pryer. The most common Pryer occupation in Canada was Customs Officer. 20% of Pryer's were Customs Officers.

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  • Customs Officer

  • Engineer

  • Farmer

  • R R Employe


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

Pryer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Pryer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pryer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pryer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pryer. For the veterans among your Pryer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pryer Life Expectancy

What is the average Pryer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Pryer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pryer in 1961 was 63, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pryer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pryer 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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