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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 and ravine. Thus, the original bearer of the surname came from an area noted for an enclosed valley or a ravine.

Prangley Early Origins



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 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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Prangley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Prangley Early History


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Prangley Early History



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

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Prangley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prangley 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...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prangley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prangley In Ireland


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Prangley In 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.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prangley (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    11. ...

    The Prangley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prangley 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 9 January 2016 at 15:43.

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