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Where did the English Prickett family come from? What is the English Prickett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Prickett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Prickett family history?The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Prickett family have grown. The name Prickett was given to a member of the family who was a young buck having been from the Old English word priket, a young buck. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Prickett family name include Prickett, Pricket, Prichet and others.
First found in Westmorland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prickett research. Another 251 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1672 is included under the topic Early Prickett History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Prickett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Prickett surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Prickett Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Prickett 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: Auxillium ab alto
Motto Translation: Aid from above.
The Prickett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prickett 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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