Prairie Family History

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Prairie Name Meaning

French: topographic name from prairie ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’. In North America this is often a translation of French surnames such as Lepre and Dupre.

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

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Prairie Family Origin

Where is the Prairie family from?

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Prairie Family Occupations

What did your Prairie ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • At Home

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    6%

In 1880, the most common Prairie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Prairie's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prairie. A less common occupation for the Prairie family was Blacksmith.

Source: Census data for Prairie | Data not to scale

Prairie Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Prairie ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Prairie Life Expectancy

What is the average Prairie lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prairie 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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Famous Prairie Family

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