Price Family History

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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, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson. English: the name is also found very early in parts of England far removed from Welsh influence (e.g. Richard Prys, Essex 1320), and in such cases presumably derives from Middle English, Old French pris ‘price’, ‘prize’, perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a fixer of prices. Americanized spelling of Jewish Preuss or Preis.

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

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

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Price Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Price name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Price. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Price Family Origin

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Price Family Occupations

What did your Price ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Price. The most common Price occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Price's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Price family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Price Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Price. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Price 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 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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Draft Card

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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Price Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Price 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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