The ancestors of the name Pring stretch back to a family in the Boernician
tribe of ancient Scotland
. They lived in a place near Stow Roxburghshire
, called Hopringle or Pringle. As such, Pring is a habitation name, a category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The place name comes from the Old English word hop
which referred to an "enclosed valley," and Prjónn,
an Old Norse name comprised of components which mean peg
Thus, the original bearer of the surname came from an area noted for an enclosed valley or a ravine.
Early Origins of the Pring family
The surname Pring was first found in Roxburghshire
, where the first Chief on record was Robert de Hoppryngil who witnessed a deed by King Alexander III of Scotland
in 1250 A.D. Forty-six years later, Ellys Obringkel was Bishop of St. Andrews, and rendered homage to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
in 1296. His seal bore a hunting horn. About this time they acquired the Clan
territories near Stow and they became close allies of the Black Douglases.
Early History of the Pring family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pring research.Another 664 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1406, 1200, 1450, 1455, 1455, 1485, 1976, 1631, 1689, 1513, 1568, 1625, 1667, 1628, 1664, 1736, 1580 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Pring History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pring Spelling Variations
Spelling rules only evolved in the last few centuries with the invention of the printing press and the first dictionaries. Spelling variations
are extremely common in names from before that period. Pring has been spelled Pringle, Pringell, Prindle, Hopringle and others.
Early Notables of the Pring family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was George Pringle (1631-1689), of Torwoodlee, eldest son of James Pringle of Torwoodlee. The Pringles of Torwoodlee, Selkirkshire
, are descended from the Pringles of Snailholm, Roxburghshire, the first of the name being George, son of William Pringle of Snailholm who was killed at Flodden... Another 174 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pring Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pring family to Ireland
Some of the Pring family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pring family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pring Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Pring, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PAKENHAM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Pakenham.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Pring (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Pring family
- Norman Gardiner Pring (d. 1945), British Lieutenant Commander Assistant Paymaster aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
- Mr. H Pring, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
- Mr. A J S Pring, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html