Roxburghshire, called Hopringle or Pringle. As such, Prang 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.
Early Origins of the Prang family
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.
Early History of the Prang family
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Prang Spelling Variations
Scotland, some names dating from that era often appear many different ways. Some spelling variations of Prang include Pringle, Pringell, Prindle, Hopringle and others.
Early Notables of the Prang family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prang family to Ireland
Some of the Prang family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Prang family to the New World and Oceana
The Boernician-Scottish people who came to North America were often nearly penniless when they arrived, and brought very few personal effects with them. Much Scottish heritage was lost in the process, and it is only this century that highland games, Clan societies, and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Scots to rediscover their national legacy. Prangs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Prang Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Prang (post 1700)
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