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.
The earliest occurrence of the Price surname in our family history documents is from 1518, and we currently have 2,769,008 records where Price appears.
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Typical jobs for Prices
Hard-working people, the Prices. 3253 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Prices lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Price in Glamorganshire.
Prices’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Prices were angels, apparently. We found 4042 in criminal records.
Prices in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3883 Prices served in the First World War.