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Prager Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Czech (also Práger): habitational name for someone from the city of Prague (German Prag) the capital of Bohemia (and now of Czechia). The name may also have been applied to someone who came from elsewhere in Bohemia the name of a major city being preferred to a more precise local designation. In some cases the Jewish name may derive from a place called Praga on the Vistula opposite Warsaw the Yiddish name of which is Prage. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Präger): see Praeger

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


Similar surnames: Brager, Trager, Praeger, Frager, Rager, Prater, Pranger, Kraner

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Where is the Prager family from?

You can see how Prager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prager family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prager families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 35 Prager families living in London. This was about 63% of all the recorded Prager's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Prager families in 1891.
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What did your Prager ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Prager. 25% of Prager men worked as a Master Tailor and 73% of Prager women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prager were Taxi Driver and Saleslady Gowns. .

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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 1939

  • Master Tailor
    25%
  • Tailor
    25%
  • Private Means
    17%
  • Taxi Driver
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
  • Domestic Service
    5%
  • Saleslady Gowns
    5%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Prager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prager 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Prager. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Prager. For the veterans among your Prager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prager lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Prager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Prager in 1951 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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