It is thought that the Pready surname may be one of the Welsh
"patronymics," or names created from the father's name. In this case the name was derived from the Welsh
"ap Ridel," or "son of Ridel," an ancient Welsh
name from the parish of Lillieslead, County Roxburgh.
Early Origins of the Pready family
The surname Pready was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
. The family name was first referenced in the year 1320 when John Priddle held estates in this county bordering Wales.
Priddy is a parish, in the union of Wells, hundred of Wells-Forum in Somerset that dates back to at least 1182 when it was first listed as Pridia and probably meant "earth house" from the Celtic word "prith" + "ti". CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) Steeped in ancient history, Priddy Circles, a Stone circle or Henge monument are nearby.
Early History of the Pready family
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Pready Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pritwell, Prittle, Priddle, Pridell, Pritell, Priddell, Pridle, Prittle, Prittell, Pridwell, Priddy, Pridley, Pridie, Pridy, Pribble, Preddle, Prebble and many more.
Early Notables of the Pready family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pready family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Pridley settled in Baltimore in 1673; Thomas Priddle, who came to Virginia in 1737; Thomas Priddel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1843; as well as John Priddle and Mark Priddle, who were both on record in the Ontario census of 1871..
Pready Family Crest Products
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)