Pruneau Family History

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Pruneau Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold plums, from a diminutive of prune ‘plum’.

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

Similar surnames: Pruneda, Pineau, Reneau, Prunier, Bruneau, Buteau, Prioleau, Rouleau

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Pruneau Family Origin

Where is the Pruneau family from?

Pruneau Family Occupations

What did your Pruneau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, At Home, Grinder and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pruneau. The most common Pruneau occupation in the USA was At Home. 25% of Pruneau's were At Homes. A less common occupation for the Pruneau family was Polisher.

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  • At Home

  • Grinder

  • Keeping House

  • Polisher


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

Pruneau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pruneau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pruneau 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 454 immigration records available for the last name Pruneau. 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 316 military records available for the last name Pruneau. For the veterans among your Pruneau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pruneau Life Expectancy

What is the average Pruneau lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pruneau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Pruneau in 1951 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pruneau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pruneau 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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