, 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
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
, and Castile
. The place-name Prado is derived from the Spanish word prado, which means meadow.
Early Origins of the Pradas family
The surname Pradas was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern region of Spain.
Early History of the Pradas family
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.
Pradas 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.
Early Notables of the Pradas family (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.
Migration of the Pradas family to the New World and Oceana
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.