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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Prather

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  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Prather is of Latin origin and means "Chief magistrate or bailiff of a district".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Prather

Casey Prather is a basketball player for the Perth Wildcats and Bakersfield Jam in the National Basketball League (Australia). He was most active from 2014 to present. Casey was born on May 29th, 1991 in Jackson, Tennessee.


Joan Prather is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 1989. Joan was born on October 17th, 1950.


Ida Cox was a jazz and blues musician. She plays Human voice. Her career lasted from 1910 to 1960. Ida was given the name Ida Prather on February 25th, 1896 in Toccoa, Georgia, U.S. She died on November 10th, 1967.


Kawan Prather is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b record producer, rapping, singing, and songwriter. He plays Turntablism, Mixing engineer, Keyboard instrument, Drum machine, and Sampler (musical instrument). His ongoing career started in 1992. Kawan was born Kawan Prather on March 30th, 1973. Kawan is also known as KP.


Richard was born on September 9th, 1921. He passed away on February 14th, 2007.


Victor A. Prather is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.


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Popularity of Prather as a last name

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  • Jones
  • Brown

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Prather U.S.
  White 75.04% 64.26%
  African American 19.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Prather

People with the last name Prather are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Prather

  • How Popular is the name Prather? Prather is the 43,295th most popular name of all time. As a last name Prather was the 2,298th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Prather have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 65 babies born with the first name Prather in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Prather? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Prather first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Prather is Wednesday, September 8th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Prather born? The highest recorded use of the first name Prather was in 1921 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Prather: Your name in reverse order is Rehtarp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erptrha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Prather? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,860 people with the last name Prather.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Prather? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Prather as their last name.

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