origin. It was a name given to a crafty or cunning individual. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word
which meant crafty. Some variants of the name have the suffix
appended to them; this seems to have occurred sometime in the late 15th or early 16th centuries.
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
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Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Predy were recorded, including Prettyman, Pretyman, Pretty and others.