Last name: PRATER

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PRATER : This last name is indexed 30,209 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PRATER : 1: English (southern): nickname from Middle English prater ‘chatterer’.2: English (southern): occupational name for a reeve the chief magistrate or bailiff of a district from Middle English preto(u)r borrowed from Latin praetor.3: Dutch: occupational name for a warden of meadows or a gamekeeper from Middle Dutch prater preter (from Latin pratarius a derivative of pratum ‘meadow’).4: Dutch and North German: nickname for an excessively talkative person from Middle Low German praten ‘to talk or prattle’.5: German: variant of Brater (see Brader 2).

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