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Prunty Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Proinntigh ‘descendant of Proinnteach’ a personal name originally a byname denoting a generous person literally ‘banqueting hall’ from proinn ‘banquet’ (from Latin prandium ‘meal’) + teach ‘house’ ‘hall’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brunty, Grundy, Craney, Printy, Prouty, Prucha, Prast, Pust, Rufty

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Where is the Prunty family from?

You can see how Prunty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prunty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prunty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Prunty families living in Virginia. This was about 52% of all the recorded Prunty's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Prunty families in 1840.
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What did your Prunty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Prunty. 25% of Prunty men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Prunty women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prunty were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Prunty. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Prunty. For the veterans among your Prunty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prunty lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Prunty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Prunty in 1945 was 25, and 69 in 2004.

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