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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.

Early Origins of the Prack family


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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Early History of the Prack family

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Early History of the Prack family


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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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Early Notables of the Prack family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Prack family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Prack family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Prack family to the New World and Oceana


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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