Prideaux Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Prideaux Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from a place in the parish of Luxulyan, which is first recorded in the 12th and 13th centuries in the form Pridias, perhaps from Cornish pr¯ ‘clay’ + an unknown word. Later forms of the place name, and hence the surname, show the results of folk etymological assimilation to French près d’eaux ‘beside waters’ or pré d’eaux ‘meadow of waters’.

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

Similar surnames: Primeaux, Prime, Dedeaux, Price, Scioneaux, Godeaux, Trudeau, Prieur

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Prideaux Family Origin

Where is the Prideaux family from?

Prideaux Family Occupations

What did your Prideaux ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prideaux. 21% of Prideaux men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Prideaux women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prideaux were Salesman and Stenographer

View Census data for Prideaux | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer

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

Prideaux Historical Records

What Prideaux family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Prideaux. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prideaux census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Prideaux

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Prideaux. 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.

View all Prideaux immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Prideaux. For the veterans among your Prideaux ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Prideaux military records

You've only scratched the surface of Prideaux family history.

Prideaux Life Expectancy

What is the average Prideaux lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Prideaux life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Prideaux in 1948 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prideaux

Famous Prideaux Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name