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A Boernician family in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of those who first used the name Prink. They lived in a place near Stow Roxburghshire, called Hopringle or Pringle. As such, Prink 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 and ravine. Thus, the original bearer of the surname came from an area noted for an enclosed valley or a ravine.

Prink Early Origins



The surname Prink 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 of England 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.

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Prink Early History


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Prink Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prink research. Another 664 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1406, 1200, 1450, 1455, 1455, 1485, 1976, 1707, 1789, 1834, 1580 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Prink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prink Spelling Variations


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Prink Spelling Variations



Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Prink has been spelled Pringle, Pringell, Prindle, Hopringle and others.

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Prink Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prink Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Robert Pringle of Stitchill. Sir John Pringle (1707-82), Scottish physician and reformer, doctor to the Royal Family including King George III, the so-called "mad king" who has been called the "father of military medicine;" Also about this time, Thomas Pringle (1789-1834) Scottish...

Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prink In Ireland


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Prink In Ireland



Some of the Prink 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North America. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with Prink name or one of its variants: John and William Pringle settled in Maryland in 1775; James Pringle settled in Jamaica in 1774; Capt. Pringle, 27th Regiment (Rogers Rangers) who was stationed in Ticonderoga and led an assault on Quebec in 1758. George Pringle settled in Philadelphia in 1774.

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