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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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Prater family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prater. The most common Prater occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Prater's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Prater Historical Records

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Prater Life Expectancy

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