Price A Welsh surname ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’. An English surname derived from the Old French pris ‘price’ metonymic for fixer of prices. In 1890 the surname was chiefly found in Dublin and Antrim, and the estimated number of persons bearing the surname was 2,105. In the United States it is the 76th most numerous surname with an estimated 272,250 bearers. In England and Wales in 1996 it was the 47th most numerous surname.
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