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  1. pranger

    The pillory is a device made of a wooden or metal framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used for punishment by public humiliation and often further physical abuse. The pillory is related to the stocks.


  1. Pranger

    The pranger is a German physical punishment device related to the stocks and the pillory. The Middle Low German word means "something that pinches badly". The pranger chained the victim's neck to a pair of leg restraints fastened around the ankles. Often the chain was short so that the offender was placed in an uncomfortable half-kneeling position. In another type of pranger, the condemned person was tied to a column that stood in the town center for public view. The pranger was only used for public humiliation as punishment, not for painful interrogation or coercion. In German the word was also used for the scold's bridle.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pranger is ranked #26189 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pranger surname appeared 934 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pranger.

    91.9% or 859 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 27 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 22 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.8% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pranger in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pranger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
    A foumart
    B preponderance
    C impounding
    D couvade

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