Prebble History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Prebble may or may not predate the Norman invasion
of Britain in 1066. It has been suggested that this name is derived from the name of a French town of Preville.
Early Origins of the Prebble family
The surname Prebble was first found in Kent; however early records of the name are scarce. Although they are probably not related, it is interesting to note that there is a record of a John Pridel in 1320 in the "Petre Documents."
Early History of the Prebble family
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Prebble Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Prebble, Prebbel, Prebell, Prebel, Pribble, Prebble, Preble, Prebbil, Prebyll, Pribble and many more.
Early Notables of the Prebble family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prebble family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Prebble Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Prebble, who was naturalized in South Carolina in 1804
- John Prebble, who arrived in New York city in 1820
Prebble Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Robert H. Prebble, who was recorded in the Census of Ontario, Canada in 1871
Prebble Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Prebble, aged 40, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Ann Prebble, aged 36, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Richard Prebble, aged 16, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Ann Prebble, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Annie J. Prebble, aged 19, a housemaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872
Contemporary Notables of the name Prebble (post 1700)
- Stuart Prebble (b. 1951), English broadcasting executive and author
- Simon Prebble (b. 1942), English actor and narrator
- Richard William Prebble CBE (1948-1987), New Zealand politician, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (1987 to 1990)
- Peter Prebble (1978-1982), Canadian politician, MLA for Saskatoon Sutherland
- Mark Prebble CNZM (b. 1951), New Zealand State Services Commissioner (2004 to 2008)
- Lucy Prebble (b. 1981), British writer
- Lee Prebble, New Zealand record producer
- John Edward Curtis Prebble FRSL, OBE (1915-2001), English-born, Canadian journalist, novelist, documentarian and historian
- Antonia Prebble (b. 1984), New Zealand actress
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