Prall Name Meaning

German: nickname for a noisy or boisterous person, from Middle High German pral ‘noise’. English: habitational name from Prawle in Devon, probably named with Old English praw ‘lookout’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Prall Family Origin

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Prall Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prall family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prall. The most common Prall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Prall's were Farmers.

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Prall Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Prall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Prall in 1955 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prall

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