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Origins Available: English, Irish


The origins of this surname remain uncertain. According to family lore, it was originally from a place named Brontegeest, near Ghent in Flanders. Form there, Flemish settlers took the name to Normandy, before arriving in Britain with the Norman invasion. The Pendergrist family lived in the village of Prendergast in the Welsh county of Pembroke.

Pendergrist Early Origins



The surname Pendergrist was first found in Pembroke where Philip, son of a bearer of Prenliregast, a follower of the Conqueror was given the lands, which would encompass Prendergast Castle. There has long been a Prenegast family of this name in Berwickshire, which is said to come from these same roots. "Preenhirlegast is generally supposed to be synonymous with Prendergast, which family, soon after the Conquest, held possessions in the county of Pembroke, and at Akild, in Northumberland, which last estate its owners forfeited in 1327, by their adherence to the Scottish party. Maurice, Lord of Prendergast, near Pembroke, was one of the most eminent of Strongbow's companions in the conquest of Ireland. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Pendergrist Spelling Variations


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Pendergrist Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prendergast, Prendegast, Pendergast, Pendegast, Prendregast, Pendergrass, Pendergrist and many more.

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Pendergrist Early History


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Pendergrist Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pendergrist research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1225, 1296, 1354, 1709 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Pendergrist History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pendergrist Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pendergrist Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pendergrist Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pendergrist In Ireland


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Pendergrist In Ireland



Some of the Pendergrist family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Phillip Prendergast who settled in Virginia in 1643; Richard and Miles Prendergast arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858; Edward Prendergrast settled in Philadelphia in 1838.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Pendergrist Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pendergrist 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.

This page was last modified on 21 January 2016 at 16:15.

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