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Pretty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Pretty family


The surname Pretty was first found in Treviso. anciently Tarvisium, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Treviso. The cathedral of San Pietro is notable and dates back to 1141. It is classical style with seven domes with works by many notable painters and sculptors. The Piazza dei Signori has many palaces. In the 6th century this town was a seat of a Lombard duke. Charlemagne held it. Later it was Venetian. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Pretty family


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Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1381, 1774, 1613, 1699, 1701 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Pretty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pretty Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Preti, Prete, Previ, Preve, Previte, Proviteri, Prevedello, Prevedel, Previtali, Prevati, Previati, Pretti, Pretty and many more.

Early Notables of the Pretty family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pretty family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pretty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Pretty, who settled in Virginia in 1607
  • Edward Pretty, who settled in New England in 1654
  • Thomas and Penelope Pretty, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Penelope Pretty, who landed in Maryland in 1669 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Pretty, aged 53, who arrived in New York in 1690 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pretty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Pretty, who arrived in America in 1764 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pretty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin F. Pretty, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Wm. Pretty, aged 51, who emigrated to America, in 1893

Pretty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Owen Pretty, aged 28, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Lilly Pretty, aged 37, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Rose Pretty, aged 26, who settled in America from Salesbury, England, in 1912
  • Edgar Pretty, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Crenwell, England, in 1913
  • William Pretty, aged 72, who emigrated to the United States from Ipswich, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pretty Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jasper Pretty U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Pretty Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Rebecca Pretty, aged 19, who arrived at St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1905
  • Elizabeth Pretty, aged 19, who arrived at Dildo, Newfoundland, in 1909
  • Elizabeth A. Pretty, aged 30, who arrived at Vancouver, British Colombia, in 1910
  • Frederick William Pretty, aged 43, who arrived at Rossland, B.C., in 1913
  • Jemima Pretty, aged 18, who arrived at Dildo, Newfoundland, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pretty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Pretty, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  • James Pretty, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  • Robert Pretty, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  • John Henry Pretty, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm

Pretty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Pretty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Pretty (post 1700)


  • Air Marshal Sir Walter Pretty KBE, CB (1909-1975), British Royal Air Force officer, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Signals Command (1961-1964)
  • Edith May Pretty (1883-1942), née Dempster, English landowner and amateur archaeologist from Elland, Yorkshire; the Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo ship burial was discovered on her land
  • Donald Wayne Pretty (b. 1936), Canadian silver medalist rower at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • David Pretty (b. 1951), former Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne (1969-1973)
  • Charles Fenn Pretty (1865-1940), Canadian forester from Belleville, Ontario, he moved to New Westminster, BC in 1890, founded Pretty's Timber Exchange in 1903, considered the father of the forestry industry in British Columbia
  • Lloyd Pretty, Newfoundland contemporary fine artist from Stephenville
  • Diane Pretty (1958-2002), British woman from Luton who became notable after being the focus of a debate about the laws of euthanasia in United Kingdom
  • Robert Pretty, British Clergyman

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm


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