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Prather Name Meaning

variant of Brather (see Brader 2). variant of Prater. habitational name from Prath, Rhineland (near St. Goarshausen).

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


Similar surnames: Prater, Rather, Rathe, Platter, Pretzer, Ruther, Panther, Rother

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Prather Family Origin

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Prather Family Occupations

What did your Prather ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prather family was Farm Laborer. The most common Prather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Prather's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prather.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Prather ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Prather Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Prather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prather census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Prather. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Prather. For the veterans among your Prather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prather Life Expectancy

What is the average Prather lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Prather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Prather in 1944 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prather

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prather ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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