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Pruet Family History

Pruet Name Meaning

French and English: variant spelling of Pruitt.

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


Similar surnames: Pruit, Pruett, Prue, Prueitt, Prust, Pryer, Arnet, Punt, Pruden, Brue

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Where is the Pruet family from?

You can see how Pruet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pruet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pruet families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Pruet families living in Indiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Pruet's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Pruet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pruet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pruet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pruet. 35% of Pruet men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Pruet women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pruet were Mechanic and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Mechanic
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    45%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pruet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pruet 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 65 immigration records available for the last name Pruet. 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 672 military records available for the last name Pruet. For the veterans among your Pruet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pruet lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pruet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pruet in 1956 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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