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Priddy Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhiddid ‘son of Rhiddid’, a personal name of unexplained etymology. Welsh: Anglicized form of ap Redith ‘son of Redith’, a short form of Meredith; the short form occurs only in this Anglicized spelling. Welsh: from the personal name Predyr, Peredur (perhaps from Old Welsh peri ‘spears’ + dur ‘hard’, ‘steel’), which was borne, in Arthurian legend, by one of the knights of the Round Table. Welsh: occupational name, from Welsh prydydd ‘bard’. English: habitational name from Priddy in Somerset, named probably with Celtic words meaning ‘earth house’.

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


Similar surnames: Price, Briody, Priddle, Roddy, Radde, Prey, Kidd, Duddy, Preddy

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Priddy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Priddy name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Priddy Family Origin

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Priddy Family Occupations

What did your Priddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Priddy. The most common Priddy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Priddy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Priddy family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Priddy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Priddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Priddycensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Priddy. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Priddy. For the veterans among your Priddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Priddy Life Expectancy

What is the average Priddy lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Priddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Priddy in 1949 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Priddy 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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