Pratt Family History

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Pratt Name Meaning

English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Old English prætt ‘trick’, ‘tricky’, ‘cunning’ (which is found in use as a byname in the 11th century). This surname is quite common in southeastern Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Bratt, Platt, Pyatt, Spratt, Batt, Peart, Myatt, Pruitt, Prast

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Pratt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pratt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pratt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Pratt Family Origin

Where is the Pratt family from?

Pratt Family Occupations

What did your Pratt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pratt. A less common occupation for the Pratt family was Coal Miner. The most common Pratt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Pratt's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Pratt Historical Records

What Pratt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 688,000 census records available for the last name Pratt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pratt 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 59,000 immigration records available for the last name Pratt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 97,000 military records available for the last name Pratt. For the veterans among your Pratt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pratt Life Expectancy

What is the average Pratt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pratt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pratt in 1942 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pratt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pratt 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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