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Prey Name Meaning

Irish (County Down): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Préith, from an ancient personal name of unknown etymology. French: variant of Pree. German (Austrian): metonymic occupational name for a brewer, from preu, breu ‘brew’. Compare Preyer.

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


Similar surnames: Pray, Rey, Pry, Krey, Prem, Pretz, Ory, Urey, Drey, Pusey

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Prey Family Origin

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Prey Family Occupations

What did your Prey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prey. A less common occupation for the Prey family was Keeping House. The most common Prey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Prey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Prey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Prey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Prey. 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 Prey. For the veterans among your Prey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prey Life Expectancy

What is the average Prey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Prey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Prey in 1955 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prey 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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