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Where did the English Prien family come from? What is the English Prien family crest and coat of arms? When did the Prien family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Prien family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Prin, Prinn, Pryn, Prynn, Prynne and others.
First found in Worcestershire 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 1275 when Matilda Pryn held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prien research. Another 304 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1043, 1327, 1455, 1487, 1600, 1648, and 1669 are included under the topic Early Prien History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 36 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prien Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michell Prynn, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Jane Pryn, who came to Virginia in 1635; Edmund Prynn, who settled in Virginia in 1641; Judeth Prin, who settled in Virginia in 1665.
The Prien Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prien 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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