When Floyd Lemuel Pratt was born on 12 February 1861, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States, his father, Zachariah Pratt, was 35 and his mother, Susan Turner, was 29. He married Eva Jane Lyons on 3 March 1881, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Courthouse District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years and Freemans Creek District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 28 March 1949, in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States.
English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Middle English prat(te), pret ‘cunning, wily, astute’ (a derivative of Old English præt, pret ‘trickery, deception’, which is found in use as a byname in the 11th century). This surname is quite common in southeastern Ireland.