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Prue Name Meaning

English: nickname for a redoubtable warrior, from Middle English prou(s) ‘brave’, ‘valiant’ (Old French proux, preux). Americanized spelling of French Prou (see Proulx).

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


Similar surnames: Plue, Brue, Rue, Pruet, Pree, Page, Proud, Porte, Grue, Brun

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Where is the Prue family from?

You can see how Prue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prue families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Prue families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Prue's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Prue families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Prue surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Prue ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prue. 35% of Prue men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Prue women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prue were Salesman and Bookkeeper.

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Millanier
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Prue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prue census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 619 immigration records available for the last name Prue. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Prue lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Prue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Prue in 1952 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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