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Prado History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Italian , Spanish


From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Prado. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Prado family lived by the fields or meadows. The surname Prato is derived from the local name Prato, which means field or meadow.


Early Origins of the Prado family


The surname Prado was first found in at Lecce, the historic city in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce and a port city located on the southern tip of the Italian peninsula.

Early History of the Prado family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prado research. More information is included under the topic Early Prado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Prado Spelling Variations


Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Prado include Prato, Prata, Prati, Prado, Prada, Pra, Dal Prato, Del Prato, Dal Pra, Pratello, Pratelli, Pratella, Pradella, Pradel, Pradetto, Pratolini, Pradolin, Pratali and many more.

Early Notables of the Prado family (pre 1700)


Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Guglielmo Prata, an ambassador in Milan in 1229 who undertook part of the responsibility for renewing the city after the destructive invasion of Federico Barbarossa; Ser Lapo de'Pratesi of Florence is recorded as having been a priest in 1292; Cristoforo Prata...
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Migration of the Prado family to the New World and Oceana


An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Prado arrived in North America very early:

Prado Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alvaro de Prado, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Benito de Prado, who sailed to America in 1513 with his wife and servants
  • Pedro de Prado, who sailed to sailed to Hispaniola in 1534
  • Diego de Prado, who sailed to Florida in 1538

Prado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Raimundo Prado Díaz, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Alvaro De Prado, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Benito De Prado, who landed in America in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francisco Del Prado, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Gomez De Prado, who landed in America in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Prado Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberto Prado, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Amelio Prado, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Antonio Prado, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Aurelio Prado, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1921
  • B. Prado, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Prado (post 1700)


  • Edgar S. Prado (b. 1967), Peruvian-born, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey in thoroughbred horse racing
  • Samuel Prado, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Raul Prado, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 117th District, 2002 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Miguel I. Prado, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Marta Prado, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Humberto Prado, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Hammond, Indiana, 2011 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward C. Prado, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1981-84 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Anne del Prado, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Eliseo Prado (1929-2016), Argentine football forward
  • Erick Dowson Prado Meléndez (b. 1976), retired Salvadoran footballer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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