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Predy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Predy is a name of Anglo-Saxon 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 prætig, which meant crafty. Some variants of the name have the suffix man appended to them; this seems to have occurred sometime in the late 15th or early 16th centuries.

Early Origins of the Predy family


The surname Predy was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat 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.

Early History of the Predy family


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Predy Spelling Variations


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.

Early Notables of the Predy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Predy family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Predy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Constantine Predy, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898

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