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Prata Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from Prata di Principato Ultra in Avellino province, Prata Sannita (Caserta), Prata d’Ansidonia (Aquila), or Prata di Pordenone (Pordenone). Portuguese: metonymic occupational name for a worker in silver, from prata ‘silver’ (Late Latin plata ‘sheet metal’, apparently from plat(t)us ‘flat’).

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

Similar surnames: Prada, Prato, Arata, Plata, Prats, Plate, Piana, Rana, Raba, Mata

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Where is the Prata family from?

You can see how Prata families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Prata family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Prata families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Prata family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Prata's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Prata families in 1880.
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What did your Prata ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prata. 60% of Prata men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Prata women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prata were Manager and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Helper
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Prata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prata census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 897 immigration records available for the last name Prata. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 267 military records available for the last name Prata. For the veterans among your Prata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Prata lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Prata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Prata in 1962 was 65, and 87 in 2004.

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