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The Welsh name Price is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Rhys, which also took the forms Rice and Rees. The surname Price was originally ap-Rhys, ap-Rice, or ap-Rees: the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.

Price Early Origins



The surname Price was first found in Merionethshire (Welsh: Sir Feirionnydd), made a county in Northwest Wales in 1284, and anciently part of the kingdom of Gwynedd, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Price Spelling Variations


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Price Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Price have included Price, Pryce and others.

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Price Early History


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Price Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Price research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1657, 1628, 1651, 1646, 1648, 1630, 1675, 1660, 1666, 1640, 1660, 1661, 1605, 1678, 1640, 1678, 1671, 1619 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Price History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Price Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Price Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Marchwithian, Chieftain of the Prices in North Wales; Sir John Pryce (Price), 1st Baronet ( ca. 1596-ca. 1657), an Anglo- Welsh Baronet and Member of Parliament, initially a Royalist in 1628 he was created a Baronet; Sir Richard Pryse, 1st Baronet (died 1651)...

Another 102 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Price Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Price In Ireland


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Price In Ireland



Some of the Price family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Price were found:

Price Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Price, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Hugh Price, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Edward Price, who came to Virginia in 1623
  • Edward Price, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Maurice Price, who came to Virginia in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Price Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Price, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Frances Price, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Conrad Price, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • John Jacob Price, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • George Price, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1796

Price Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellis Price, who landed in America in 1801
  • David Price, aged 23, landed in New York in 1812
  • Abel Price, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Daniel Price, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Agnes Price, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Price Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Anne Price U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]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
  • Mr. John Price U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 217 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]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
  • Mr. John Price U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as a child more than 10 years of age [1]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
  • Miss. Mary Price U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as a child less than 10 years of age [1]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
  • Mr. Peter Price U.E. born in Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Pennfield, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as signing the Quaker Loyalist Agreement [1]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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Price Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Price, English convict from Shropshire, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Thomas Price, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • John Price, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • George Price, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Andrew Price, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
  • Mary Price, aged 18, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Ann Price, aged 17, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850

Price Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Price, aged 35, a gardener, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Dinah Price, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Caroline Price, aged 11, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • John Price, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Sarah Price, aged 7, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Price (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Price (post 1700)



  • Mary Violet Leontyne Price (b. 1927), American operatic soprano and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Ray Price (1937-2015), American motorcycle drag racer, credited as the “Father of the Funnybike," inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame
  • Sean Price (1972-2015), American rapper and member of the hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik
  • Simeon Price, American bronze medalist for golf at the 1904 Olympic games
  • Noble Ray Price (1926-2013), American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist, known as the Cherokee Cowboy, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996
  • Richard Price (1723-1791), of Glamorganhire, was a Nonconformist minister and political philosopher, best known for his works supporting the American and French revolutions
  • Willard DeMille Price (1887-1983), Canadian-born, American natural historian and author of children's fiction
  • Reynolds Price (1933-2011), American Rhodes Scholar, novelist, poet, dramatist, essayist and Professor of English
  • Charles Melvin Price (1905-1988), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Peerless Price (b. 1976), American football wide receiver
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Price Historic Events


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Price Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Price, British Assistant Pantryman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Thomas Price, British Assistant Saloon Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. John Henry Price, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Ms. Hannah Price, Canadian Second Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Fanny Price (1858-1914), née Plumley New Zealander First Class Passenger from Auckland, New Zealand who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William A Price (b. 1900), English Warrant Shipwright serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Alfred C J P Price (b. 1920), English Shipwright 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Woolston, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. W M Price, British Chief Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. S Price, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. N Price, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Maurice Price (b. 1902), English Commander from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Evan Price, British Corporal, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Richard Sidney Price, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. David Leslie Price, British Ordinary Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. C. Price, English Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Ernest Price (d. 1912), aged 17, English Barman from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Suggested Readings for the name Price


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Suggested Readings for the name Price



  • Ancestors and Descendants of John Price: Immigrant to Virginia, 1610-11 by Wina Chandler Price.
  • The George Jacob Price Family history by Janice Gartman Lee.

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Motto



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: Vita brevis gloria aeterna
Motto Translation: Life is short, glory eternal


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  10. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
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The Price Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Price 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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