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Where did the English Presson family come from? What is the English Presson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Presson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Presson family history?The name Presson reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Presson family lived Lincolnshire, at Preston, from where they derived their name. The name Preston comes from the Old English words preost, meaning priest, and tun, meaning enclosure or settlement.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Presson family name include Prestone, Preston, Presson and others.
First found in Lincolnshire, where they were granted estates after the Norman Conquest.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Presson research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1332, 1421, 1st , 1453 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Presson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 99 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Presson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Presson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Presson family to immigrate North America:
Presson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Si Dieu Veult
Motto Translation: If God wills it.
The Presson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Presson 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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