Pruitt Family History

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Pruitt Name Meaning

French and English: nickname from a pet form of Old French proux ‘valiant’, ‘brave’, or ‘wise’ (see Proulx, Prue).

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


Similar surnames: Prue, Parfitt, Prueitt, Pruiett, Pruit, Pruett, Britt, Pratt, Pruet

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Pruitt Family Origin

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Pruitt Family Occupations

What did your Pruitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pruitt. A less common occupation for the Pruitt family was Keeping House. The most common Pruitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Pruitt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Pruitt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pruitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Pruitt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pruitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pruitt in 1944 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pruitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pruitt 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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