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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


Similar surnames: Rater, Plater, Plate, Frater, Prager, Frager, Cater, Brauer, Grater

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Prater Family Origin

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Prater Family Occupations

What did your Prater ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Prater Historical Records

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Prater Life Expectancy

What is the average Prater lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Prater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Prater in 1942 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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