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Pruit Family History

Pruit Name Meaning

French and English: variant spelling of Pruitt.

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


Similar surnames: Pruet, Prueitt, Pruiett, Pruitt, Fruit, Prust, Truitt, Bruin, Prim

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Where is the Pruit family from?

You can see how Pruit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pruit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pruit families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Pruit families living in South Carolina. This was about 18% of all the recorded Pruit's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Pruit families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pruit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pruit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pruit. 41% of Pruit men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Pruit women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pruit were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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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
    41%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Waitress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pruit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pruit 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 106 immigration records available for the last name Pruit. 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 Pruit. For the veterans among your Pruit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pruit lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Pruit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pruit in 1962 was 70, and 56 in 2003.

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