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The Pratte name is derived from the Old English word "prętt," which meant "a trick" or alternatively "cunning and astute;" as such it is thought to have originally been a nickname for a practical joker. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name, and could describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Pratte family


The surname Pratte was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Early History of the Pratte family

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Early History of the Pratte family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pratte research.
Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1497, 1573, 1714, 1759, 1766, 1786, 1795, 1798, 1812, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Pratte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pratte Spelling Variations

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Pratte Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pratt, Pratte, Prat and others.

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Early Notables of the Pratte family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Pratte family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Sir Charles Pratt (1714-94), British jurist, who was made Lord Chancellor in 1766 and created 1st Earl Camden in 1786...
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Migration of the Pratte family to Ireland

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Migration of the Pratte family to Ireland


Some of the Pratte family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pratte family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Pratte family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Prat and Roger Prat, who both arrived at the Roanoake, Virginia colony in 1587; Abraham and Jane Pratt, who came to Salem in 1630; Phineas Pratt, who settled in Maine in 1622.

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