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Where did the German Prahl family come from? What is the German Prahl family crest and coat of arms? When did the Prahl family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Prahl family history?The distinguished surname Prahl is German in origin. It is derived from the Low German "pravest" meaning "provost," and is used to designate someone in charge.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Probst, Proebstl (Bavaria), Prahst, Proebsting (Westfalia), Proebster, Probste, Probsst, Probsste and many more.
First found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. Chronicles of Kromau in 1379 mention one "Hansen, known as Probstel, head-prior of the cloisters." From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prahl research. Another 242 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1745 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Prahl History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 42 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prahl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Prahl Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Prahl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prahl Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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