Prater Family History
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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