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Price Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reece ). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century. English: nickname from Middle English Old French pris ‘excellent noble highly valued (person)’. Americanized form of Jewish Preuss or Preis . In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of Ukrainian Prishchipenko: from a nickname based on pryshchepa ‘grafted stalk’ with the diminutive suffix -enko having in this case a patronymic function.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brice, Prime, Grice, Pryce, Trice, Prince, Pride, Place, Pipe, Rice

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Where is the Price family from?

You can see how Price families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Price family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Price families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 335 Price families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 12% of all the recorded Price's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Price families in 1840.
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What did your Price ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Price. 16% of Price men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Price women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Price were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 151,000 immigration records available for the last name Price. 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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There are 303,000 military records available for the last name Price. For the veterans among your Price ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Price lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Price life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Price in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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