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The Prato surname comes from the word Latin "praetor," and was a term used for a reeve, the chief magistrate or bailiff of a district.

Prato Early Origins



The surname Prato was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1150 when Willelmus Pretor held estates in that shire.

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Prato Spelling Variations


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Prato Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prater, Preater, Prather, Pretor, Prether and many more.

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Prato Early History


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Prato Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prato research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Prato History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prato Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prato Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prato 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prato Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberto Prato, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Comuneglia, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelo Prato, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Crescentino, Novara, Italy, in 1910
  • Andrea Prato, aged 26, who landed in America from Atrani, Italy, in 1912
  • Andrea Prato, aged 32, who settled in America from Genoa, Italy, in 1913
  • Angela Prato, aged 36, who landed in America from Cigiano, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More 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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Prato Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prato 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 12 September 2011 at 13:45.

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