William Prater

about 1725–about 1765 (Age 40)
Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Prater was born about 1725, in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonathan Prather III, was 30 and his mother, Jane Mullikin, was 38. He died about 1765, in Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 40.

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William Prater
Josephine Allen

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    William Prather III


    Mary Prather



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Name Meaning

1 English: status name for a reeve, the chief magistrate or bailiff of a district, from Latin praetor.2 Dutch: occupational name for a warden of meadows or a gamekeeper, from Middle Dutch prater, preter (Latin pratarius, a derivative of pratum ‘meadow’).3 Dutch and North German: nickname for an excessively talkative person, from Middle Low German praten ‘to talk or prattle’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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