Prall Family History

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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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Prall Family Origin

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Prall Family Occupations

What did your Prall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Prall occupation in the UK was Solicitor. 18% of Prall's were Solicitors. A less common occupation for the Prall family was Blacksmith Journeym. Solicitor, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant Woman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prall.

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  • Solicitor

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant Woman

  • Blacksmith Journeym


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Prall ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Prall Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Prall Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prall ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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