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Prast Family History

Prast Name Meaning
North German: occupational name from Middle Low German pravest ‘provost’. See also Provost. exg EG adds a variant for this sense, pg. 310.German: nickname for an ostentatious person, from Middle High German brast ‘pageantry’, ‘show’, ‘display’.Austrian: dialect form of Propst.

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

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2,389 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
567 Military Records
488 Immigration Records
2,227 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Prast Families

  • Number of Prast families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Prast families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Prast last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Prast Family Origin

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Prast Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Prast

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Prast Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Prast

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