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Prettyman Family History

Prettyman Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): nickname from Middle English prat(e) pratte ‘cunning wily’ (Old English prætt) + man or an occupational name signifying the servant (Middle English ‘man’) of someone named Pretty .

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


Similar surnames: Pressman, Pittman, Trentman, Pretty, Protzman, Prutzman, Putman

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Where is the Prettyman family from?

You can see how Prettyman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prettyman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Prettyman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Prettyman families living in Delaware. This was about 69% of all the recorded Prettyman's in USA. Delaware had the highest population of Prettyman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prettyman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prettyman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Prettyman. 18% of Prettyman men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Prettyman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prettyman were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Prettyman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prettyman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 881 immigration records available for the last name Prettyman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Prettyman. For the veterans among your Prettyman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prettyman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Prettyman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Prettyman in 1952 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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