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Where did the English Prayes family come from? What is the English Prayes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Prayes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Prayes family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Paers, Prayers, Preeres, Prayes and others.
First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 13th century when they held a family seat at Baddeley with estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prayes research. Another 323 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Prayes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniell Pryer, who came to New England in 1635 at age 13; Francis Pryer, who settled in America in 1665; James Pryer, who came to Virginia in 1672; and Thomas Pryer, who arrived in Virginia in 1764..
The Prayes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prayes 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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