Prator Family History

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Prator Name Meaning

German (Prätor): Latinized humanistic form of any of various surnames meaning ‘leader’ or ‘headman’, for example Mayer, Schultz, and Vogt. It is from Latin praetor, the title of various officials in Republican and Imperial Rome.

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

Similar surnames: Pastor, Prater, Rasor, Frater, Prior, Plato, Praytor, Proctor, Pater

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Prator Family Origin

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Prator Family Occupations

What did your Prator ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Prator family was Blacksmith. The most common Prator occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Prator's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prator.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Prator Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Prator. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prator 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 100 immigration records available for the last name Prator. 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 575 military records available for the last name Prator. For the veterans among your Prator ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prator Life Expectancy

What is the average Prator lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Prator life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Prator in 1963 was 77, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Prator 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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