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Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Prack family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Prack is an occupational surname for master of hunting dogs. Further research showed the name was derived from the German word bracke. The surname Prack was also a nickname for a person that resembled a hunting dog. Moreover, the surname Prack is a nickname for a boisterous person, which is derived from the German word braht, which means loud or noise.

Prack Early Origins



The surname Prack was first found in Bavaria, where this distinguished family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.

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Prack Spelling Variations


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Prack Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Prack include Brack, Bracke, Brach, Brache, Brak, Brakk, Brakke, Bracken, Brakken, Brachen, Bracker, Brakker, Bracher, Brackner, Brakkner, Brachner, Brackel, Brackell, Brachel, Brachell, Brakkel and many more.

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Prack Early History


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Prack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prack research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1637 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Prack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prack Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Prack or a variant listed above: James Bracke who settled in Virginia in 1666; Rudolph Brack, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733; Anne Brack, age 30; who arrived in New York in 1851 with Jacob, age 9 months.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Prack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prack 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 December 2013 at 06:12.

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