Pray Family History

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Pray Name Meaning

Irish (chiefly County Down): variant of Prey. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English pre(y), Old French pree ‘meadow’, or a habitational name from any of the minor places deriving their name from this word, of which there are several examples in Surrey.

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


Similar surnames: Ray, Pay, Gray, Prey, Pry, Bray, Dray, Wray, Bay, Day

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Pray Family Origin

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Pray Family Occupations

What did your Pray ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Pure Goods Buyer salesman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pray. 12% of Pray men worked as a Cotton Pure Goods Buyer salesman and 28% of Pray women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pray were General Farm Labourer and Domestic Servant Wor Sect

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Pure Goods Buyer salesman
    12%
  • Department Manager Dyestaffs (statisticals)
    12%
  • Dock Worker
    12%
  • General Farm Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    28%
  • British Oil cake Mills Canteen Worker
    6%
  • Dependent Melter Of
    6%
  • Domestic Servant Wor Sect
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pray Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Pray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pray 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pray. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pray. For the veterans among your Pray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pray Life Expectancy

What is the average Pray lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pray in 1950 was 74, and 78 in 2004.

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