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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

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Prater Family Origin

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Prater Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prater family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prater. The most common Prater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Prater's were Farmers.

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Prater Life Expectancy

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