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Pridgen Name Meaning

English (mainly Lincolnshire): possibly from Old French preux ‘wise’, ‘brave’ + Jean ‘John’.

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


Similar surnames: Prigge, Pidgeon, Bridge, Pride, Akridge, Glidden, Pruden, Prudden

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Pridgen Family Origin

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Pridgen Family Occupations

What did your Pridgen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pridgen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Pridgen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pridgen. A less common occupation for the Pridgen family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Pridgen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pridgen Life Expectancy

What is the average Pridgen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pridgen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pridgen in 1941 was 62, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pridgen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pridgen 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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