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Pratt Family History

Pratt Name Meaning
English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Old English prætt ‘trick’, ‘tricky’, ‘cunning’ (which is found in use as a byname in the 11th century). This surname is quite common in southeastern Ireland.

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

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847,098 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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52,028 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Pratt Families

  • Number of Pratt families
     588 - 1,173
     197 - 587
     1 - 196
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pratt families
     1,214 - 2,425
     405 - 1,213
     1 - 404
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pratt families
     164 - 325
     55 - 163
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pratt Family Origin

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Pratt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pratt

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Pratt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pratt census records

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Pratt Civil War Service Records

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