Prause Family History

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Prause Name Meaning

variant spelling of Brause. variant of Prauss, habitational name from any of various eastern German places of Slavic origin, for example Prauss near Wroclaw (Breslau).

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

Similar surnames: Prouse, Krause, Plasse, Rase, Gause, Praus, Paule, Brause, Gramse

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Prause Family Origin

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Prause Family Occupations

What did your Prause ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Prause occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Prause's were Farmers. Farmer, Asst. Clerk-Market and Musician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prause. A less common occupation for the Prause family was Store Fancy.

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  • Farmer

  • Asst. Clerk-Market

  • Musician

  • Store Fancy


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

Prause Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Prause. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prause 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 440 immigration records available for the last name Prause. 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 Prause. For the veterans among your Prause ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prause Life Expectancy

What is the average Prause lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Prause life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Prause in 1956 was 59, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prause

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prause 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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