The name Prangley comes from the Boernician
Scottish-English border region. The Prangley family lived in a place near Stow Roxburghshire
, called Hopringle or Pringle. As such, Prangley 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 Prangley family
The surname Prangley 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 Prangley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prangley 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 Prangley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prangley Spelling Variations
Since medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, and since there were no consistent rules for the translation of rules from Gaelic to English, spelling variations
are extremely common in Boernician
names of this vintage. Prangley has been spelled Pringle, Pringell, Prindle, Hopringle and others.
Early Notables of the Prangley 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 Prangley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Prangley family to Ireland
Some of the Prangley 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 Prangley family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the Boernician-Scottish families who crossed the Atlantic settled along the eastern seaboard in communities that would become the backbone of the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. In the War of Independence
, American families that remained loyal to the Crown moved north into Canada and became known as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestral culture of all of these proud Scottish families remains alive in North America in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Prangley or a variant listed above: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Prangley (post 1700)
- Mary K. Prangley, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Hyattsville, Maryland, 1995-99; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1996 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- David Ryder Prangley, Welsh musician, best known for his work with the glam punk band Rachel Stamp
- Trevor Prangley (b. 1972), South African mixed martial artist