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Origins of the Price surname

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What does the name Price mean?

Price is a surname that originates from Wales and is common in those of Welsh heritage. Price is a patronymic name that comes from 'ap Rhys' given to those who are the son or descendant of Rice or Rees/Rhys. Less commonly the surname Price could be from the Cornish 'pras' or 'meadow', and refer to those who lived at or near this geographical feature.

Alternative variations of the name Price

Price, Pryce, Preece, Prees, Pryse

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Where do most Prices live?

In 1921, most Prices lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Prices

How common is your surname?

57th most common surname in the UK

We have 552,000 records for the Price surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Prices most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Price first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Prices

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Prices in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




House Servant


Common Male occupations for Prices in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer


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