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In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. The original bearer of the name Pradas, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Pradas family originally lived in one of the places named Prado, which are found scattered throughout the Spanish provinces. There are numerous villages and towns named Prado in the provinces of Old Castile, Galicia, and Castile. The place-name Prado is derived from the Spanish word prado, which means meadow.

Pradas Early Origins



The surname Pradas was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of Spain.

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Pradas Spelling Variations


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Pradas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prado, de Prado, del Prado, Prada, de Prada, de la Prada, Prados, Pradas, Pradilla, Pradillo, Prades, de Prades, Pradera, Prat and many more.

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Pradas Early History


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Pradas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pradas research. Another 659 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1037, 1139, 1184, 1386, 1430, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Pradas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pradas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pradas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Margarita de Prades (1386-1430), wife of the last Aragonese King, Martin I; sixteenth century Spanish painter Blas de Prado; Juan de Prado y Mármol, created Count of Belmonte in...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pradas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alvaro de Prado, who sailed to America in 1512; Benito de Prado sailed to America in 1513 with his wife and servants; Pedro de Prado sailed to sailed to Hispaniola in 1534.

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    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    3. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Pradas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pradas 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 29 May 2013 at 22:27.

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