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The region of ancient France known as Auvergne is where the name Prats was born. Prats was a name for someone who lived in the modern administrative departments of Cantal and Puy-de-Dôme. While the old provinces were divided into the current "departments" in 1790, almost all of the French refer to themselves as if they were still resident in the medieval province instead of the current department.

Prats Early Origins



The surname Prats was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family has been traced from early times.

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Prats Spelling Variations


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Prats Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Prats include Prat, Prats, Pras, Prate, Prates, Pr atte, Prattes, Prad, Prads, Prade, Prades, Praf, Prafs, Prafe, Prafes, Praffe, Praffes, Prap, Praps, Prape, Prapes, Prappe, Prappes, DuPrat, De la Prat, DePrat, Deprat, De Prat, du Prat and many more.

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Prats Early History


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Prats Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prats research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1463, 1495, 1507, 1515, 1525, 1527, 1530, 1535, 1547, 1583, 1662, and 1729 are included under the topic Early Prats History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prats Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prats Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prats 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Prats has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Prats were

Prats Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuela Prats, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1820
  • Juan Prats, aged 48, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Gabriel Prats, aged 20, landed in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Jaime Morro Prats, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Ramon Prats, aged 45, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prats (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prats (post 1700)



  • Roberto Prats (b. 1966), former Senator of Puerto Rico and lawyer
  • Jean Prats (1923-2005), French rugby union footballer
  • Jaime Prats (1883-1946), Cuban flautist and composer
  • Rodrigo Prats (1909-1980), Cuban composer
  • Camille Prats (b. 1985), Filipina actress
  • John Paulo Quiambao Prats (b. 1984), Filipino actor, dance icon and TV host
  • Agustín Arturo Prats (1848-1879), Chilean navy officer
  • Modest Prats, Catalan writer and professor

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spes mea Deus
Motto Translation: God is my hope.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Prats Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prats 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 21 August 2013 at 17:41.

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