Pruyn Family History

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Pruyn Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Pruim, from Middle Dutch prume ‘plum’, a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold plums, or possibly a nickname, for example for someone with a plum-colored birthmark. See also Prine.

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

Similar surnames: Gruen, Bruen, Bruin, Propp, Prehn, Pruyne, Prey, Pray, Bruyn, Ruen

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Pruyn Family Origin

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Pruyn Family Occupations

What did your Pruyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pruyn family was Milkman. Farmer, Keeping House and Civil Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pruyn. The most common Pruyn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Pruyn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Civil Engineer

  • Milkman


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Pruyn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pruyn Life Expectancy

What is the average Pruyn lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pruyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pruyn in 1953 was 42, and 93 in 2004.

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