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The distinguished surname Prall comes from the southwestern county of Devon. It is thought to be derived from "Prawle," the name of a place in this county. The progenitor of the name was likely someone who hailed from Prawle.

Prall Early Origins



The surname Prall was first found in Devon, where the village of Prawle is located. The earliest known bearer of the name was Geoffrey de Praulle, who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Devon in 1204.

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Prall Spelling Variations


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Prall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prall, Praul, Prawl, Prawle, Praule, Praulle and others.

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Prall Early History


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Prall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prall research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1204 and 1261 are included under the topic Early Prall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Prall, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prall (post 1700)



  • David Wight Prall (1886-1940), American philosopher of art at the University of California
  • Horace Griggs Prall (1881-1951), New Jersey attorney and Republican politician
  • Wilfred Anthony Prall, former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Horace Griggs Prall (1881-1951), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1926-27; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hunterdon County, 1928-36
  • Edwin S. Prall, American Republican politician, Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, 1860-61
  • Benjamin P. Prall, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1850
  • Anning Smith Prall (1870-1937), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1923-35
  • Abraham A. Prall, American politician, Village President of Oswego, New York, 1840, 1842
  • Abraham Prall, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1847
  • Ichabod Prall, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1809-10
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Prall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prall 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 August 2016 at 22:03.

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