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Origins Available: Belgium, English, Irish
Where did the Belgium Pratt family come from? What is the Belgium Pratt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pratt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pratt family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Praet, Praets, Praett, Praetts, Praetz, Praetes, Praetez, Praettz, Prraet, Preat, Preats, Pratt, Prait and many more.
First found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Antwerp, (Anvers.Fr) a fortified city in the province of Antwerp. It is Belgium's commercial center. In the 11th century Godfrey of Bouillon was Marquis of Antwerp. The province is divided into three districts, Antwerp, Malines and Turnhout. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pratt research. Another 234 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1734 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Pratt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Pratt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pratt Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Phineas Pratt, who settled in Maine in 1622
- Phineas Pratt, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1622
- Isabell Pratt, who landed in Virginia in 1623
- Joshua Pratt, who landed in Massachusetts in 1623
- Isbell Pratt, who landed in Virginia in 1624-1625
Pratt Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Pratt, who landed in Virginia in 1714
- Thomas Pratt, who landed in Georgia in 1735
- Cornelius Pratt, aged 25, arrived in New Jersey in 1776
- Patty Pratt, aged 17, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777
Pratt Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Pratt, aged 57, arrived in Connecticut in 1812
- Edward Pratt, aged 32, landed in Connecticut in 1812
- Henry Pratt, aged 15, arrived in Norfolk, Va in 1821
- Alexander I Pratt, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1821
- Robert Pratt, aged 17, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1826
- Thomas George Pratt (1804-1869), American lawyer and politician, who was Governor of Maryland (1845-1848) and a U.S. Senator (1850-1857)
- Orson Pratt (1811-1881), Mormon apostle
- Richard Henry Pratt (1840-1924), American soldier and educator
- Todd Alan Pratt (b. 1967), American Major League Baseball player
- Henry Cheever Pratt (1803-1880), American artist and explorer from Boston
- Theodore Pratt (1901-1969), American writer
- Bela Lyon Pratt (1867-1917), American sculptor
- Daniel Pratt (1799-1873), American industrialist, eponym of Prattville, Autauga County and Birmingham's Pratt City, Jefferson County
- Murray Fletcher Pratt (1897-1956), American writer of science fiction, fantasy and history
- Kyla Alissa Pratt (b. 1986), American actress and singer, best known for her work on Barney & Friends, Let's Stay Together, The Proud Family and many more
- Ancestors and Descendants of Paul Pratt of New Vineyard, Maine by Joan Pratt.
- Descendants of Thomas Horton of Springfield: and Including Some Descendants of Phineas Pratt by Carl W. Fischer.
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The Pratt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pratt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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