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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.

Pratte Early Origins



The surname Pr atte 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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Pratte Spelling Variations


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Pratte Spelling Variations



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

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Pratte Early History


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Pratte Early History



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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pratte Early Notables (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...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pratte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pratte In Ireland


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Pratte In Ireland



Some of the Pratte family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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    The Pratte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pratte 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 15 February 2008 at 09:29.

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