Pry Name Meaning

Irish (chiefly County Down): variant of Prey. Perhaps also an Americanized spelling of German Prey.

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

Similar surnames: Pray, Ury, Prey, Fry, Opry, Pay, Ary, Ory, May, Brey

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Pry Family Origin

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Pry Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pry family was Gardener. The most common Pry occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 14% of Pry's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker, Carpenter and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pry.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Gardener


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Pry Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 408 immigration records available for the last name Pry. 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

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Pry Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pry in 1957 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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