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Price Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reece). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson. English: the name is also found very early in parts of England far removed from Welsh influence (e.g. Richard Prys, Essex 1320), and in such cases presumably derives from Middle English, Old French pris ‘price’, ‘prize’, perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a fixer of prices. Americanized spelling of Jewish Preuss or Preis.

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

Similar surnames: Brice, Prime, Grice, Pryce, Trice, Prince, Pride, Place, Pipe, Rice

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Where is the Price family from?

You can see how Price families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Price family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Price families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5,104 Price families living in London. This was about 9% of all the recorded Price's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Price families in 1891.
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What did your Price ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Price. 6% of Price men worked as a General Labourer and 62% of Price women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Price were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
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There are 303,000 military records available for the last name Price. For the veterans among your Price ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Price lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Price life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Price in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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