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It is thought that the Preedy 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.

Preedy Early Origins



The surname Preedy 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". [1]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.


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Preedy Early History


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Preedy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Preedy research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1641, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Preedy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Preedy Spelling Variations


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Preedy Spelling Variations



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.

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Preedy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Preedy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Preedy In Ireland


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Preedy In Ireland



Some of the Preedy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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..

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