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  1. Praetorius

    Praetorius, Prätorius, Prætorius was the name of several musicians and scholars in Germany. In 16th and 17th century Germany it became a fashion for educated people named "Schulze," "Schultheiß," or "Richter" (which means "judge"), to Latinise their names as "Praetorius," referring to a former official position called "Praetor urbanus." Anton Praetorius (1560–1613), pastor, fighter against the persecution of witches and against torture Bartholomaeus Praetorius (c.1590–1623), composer and cornettist Christoph Praetorius (died 1609), composer, and uncle of Michael Franz Praetorius (1847–1927), semitist and Hebraist Hieronymus Praetorius (1560–1629), composer and organist Ida Praetorius, Danish ballerina Jacob Praetorius (c.1530–1586), composer and organist, and father of Hieronymus Jacob Praetorius (1586–1651), composer, organist and teacher, and son of Hieronymus Johannes Praetorius (1537–1616), mathematician and astronomer Johannes Praetorius (musician) (1595–1660), organist and composer; son of Hieronymus and brother of Jacob Johannes Praetorius (writer) (1630–1680), writer and polymath, real name Hans Schultze Matthäus Prätorius (1635–1704), pastor, priest, historian, ethnographer Michael Praetorius (c.1571–1621), composer ("Terpsichore"), music theorist, and organist Stephan Praetorius (1536–1603), theologian

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Praetorius is ranked #107669 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Praetorius surname appeared 165 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Praetorius.

    91.5% or 151 total occurrences were White.
    3.6% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of praetorius in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of praetorius in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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