Prigge Family History

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Prigge Name Meaning

North German and English: voiced variant of Low German, Middle English prikke ‘piercing tool’ (from Dutch prikken ‘to pierce or prick’), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who used such a tool (e.g. for cutting peat, catching eels, or indeed tattooing), or in the case of the English name possibly for a maker or user of pointed weapons. German: from an old personal name of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Prime, Bridge, Rogge, Price, Plagge, Prange, Pigg, Sprigg, Ridge

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Prigge Family Origin

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Prigge Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prigge. 27% of Prigge men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Prigge women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prigge were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife

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

Prigge Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Prigge. For the veterans among your Prigge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prigge Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Prigge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Prigge in 1949 was 75, and 80 in 2004.

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