Origins Available: English
The French name Prawl was derived from the French name Preux, a nickname
meaning "wise," "worthy," or "valiant."
Early Origins of the Prawl family
The surname Prawl was first found in Brittany
, where this eminent family was established in ancient times.
Early History of the Prawl family
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Prawl Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Prawl is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Proulx, Leproulx, Proux, Leproux, Prou, Leprou, Preux, Lepreux, Proust, Leproust, Prousteau, Leprousteau, Prouet and many more.
Early Notables of the Prawl family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prawl family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Prawl were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Prawl were Jean Prou, who married Jacquette Fournier in Quebec in 1673; Jean-Baptiste Prou, who married Catherine Pinel in Quebec in 1676; Denis Prou, who married Marie-Anne Gagné.