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Prater Family History

Prater Name Meaning
English: status name for a reeve, the chief magistrate or bailiff of a district, from Latin praetor.Dutch: occupational name for a warden of meadows or a gamekeeper, from Middle Dutch prater, preter (Latin pratarius, a derivative of pratum ‘meadow’).Dutch and North German: nickname for an excessively talkative person, from Middle Low German praten ‘to talk or prattle’.German: variant of Brater (see Brader 2).

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

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11,472 Military Records
1,333 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Prater Families

  • Number of Prater families
     111 - 220
     38 - 110
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Prater families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Prater families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Prater Family Origin

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Prater Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Prater

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Prater Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Prater Civil War Service Records

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