The surname Prysock is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The Prysock family lived in the parish of Preston in the county of Midlothian
(now part of the region of Lothian), Scotland.
Early Origins of the Prysock family
The surname Prysock was first found in Westmorland
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Prysock family
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Prysock Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Prysock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prysock family to Ireland
Some of the Prysock family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 132 words (9 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 Prysock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Preston, who settled in Virginia in 1635; George Preston, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Lawrence Preston, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Henry Preston, who arrived in Virginia in 1642.
The Prysock 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: Praesto ut praestem
Motto Translation: I undertake what I may perform