The Pranton surname is thought to be a habitational (local) name taken on from the place name Prenton, in Cheshire
. This place was recorded "Prestune" in the Domesday Book
Early Origins of the Pranton family
The surname Pranton was first found in Cheshire
at Prenton, a township, in the parish of Woodchurch, union, and Lower division of the hundred
, of Wirrall. "This place is mentioned in the Domesday Survey
as Prestune, and was then held by Walter de Vernon, brother to Richard, Baron
of Shipbrook. In the reign of Edward III., one of a family that had assumed the local
name, was lord of the manor, which continued to be held by his posterity for several generations. In the early part of the 16th century, the manor passed with an heiress of the Prentons to the Gleaves. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pranton family
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Pranton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Prenton, Prentone, Pranton, Printon and others.
Early Notables of the Pranton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pranton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Prenton, who came to Virginia in 1654.