Prange Family History

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Prange Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a brawler, from Middle Low German prang(e) ‘fight’, prangen ‘to fight’. Altered form of German Pfrange, a topographic name for someone living in a narrow passageway or a gorge, from Pfrange ‘narrows’.

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

Similar surnames: Pranger, Range, Grange, Pranke, Gange, Page, Plenge, Wrage, Krage

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Prange Family Origin

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Prange Family Occupations

What did your Prange ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Prange occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Prange's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Prange family was Boiler Making. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prange.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Boiler Making


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

Prange Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Prange. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prange 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Prange. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Prange. For the veterans among your Prange ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prange Life Expectancy

What is the average Prange lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Prange life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Prange in 1962 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prange

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prange 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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