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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

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Pranger Family Origin

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Pranger Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pranger family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pranger. The most common Pranger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Pranger's were Farmers.

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Pranger Life Expectancy

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