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Prall Family History

Prall Name Meaning

German: nickname for a noisy or boisterous person, from Middle High German pral ‘noise’. English: habitational name from Prawle in Devon, probably named with Old English praw ‘lookout’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Krall, Grill, Grall, Prahl, Fall, Wall, Prell, Trull, Groll, Prill

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Where is the Prall family from?

You can see how Prall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Prall families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 90 Prall families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Prall's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Prall families in 1891.
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What did your Prall 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 Prall. 100% of Prall men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Prall women worked as an Unpaid 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
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Domestic Duties
    5%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Prall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prall 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Prall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Prall. For the veterans among your Prall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prall lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Prall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Prall in 1955 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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