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Probably from French pré (meadow), meaning a meadow dweller; from Old French prat, from Latin pratum. Another proposed source is Old English prætt (trick, cunning, astute).


Proper noun[edit]

Pratt (countable and uncountable, plural Pratts)

  1. A surname known in England, Ireland, and Scotland.
  2. A placename in the United States:
    1. A city, the county seat of Pratt County, Kansas.
    2. An unincorporated community in Steele County, Minnesota.
    3. An unincorporated community in Ripley County, Missouri.
    4. A mountain in New Hampshire, United States.
    5. A town in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
    6. Ellipsis of Pratt County.

Derived terms[edit]


  • (etymology) The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History, by George Fraser Black, New York Public Library: 1962, page 671.
  • (etymology) Pratt, Prett, Pritt, in A Dictionary of English Surnames, by Percy Hide Reaney, Richard Middlewood Wilson, Routledge: 1991, page 360. →ISBN