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Pranger Family History

Pranger Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: nickname for a brawler, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch prangen, Middle Low German ‘to fight’.German: nickname for an ostentatious or boastful person, from Middle High German brangen ‘to flaunt’, ‘to brag’.Altered form of South German Pfranger or Pfränger, agent derivatives of Pfrange (see Prange 2) meaning ‘narrows’. In some instances this may have been a nickname for a narrow-minded person, from the same word in an abstract sense.

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

17,370 Historical Documents with Pranger on Ancestry.com
5,004 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
675 Military Records
328 Immigration Records
2,957 Census and Voter Lists
8,406 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pranger Families

  • Number of Pranger families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pranger families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pranger last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pranger Family Origin

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Pranger Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pranger

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Pranger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pranger census records

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Pranger Civil War Service Records

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