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Prendergast History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Irish


The Prendergast surname belongs to the large category of Anglo-Norman habitation names, which are thought to have originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads in Normandy. In Ireland, the name was turned into a Gaelic form as de Priondragás; however, the name has also been replaced with MacSherone.

Early Origins of the Prendergast family


The surname Prendergast was first found in Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro), a county in south-west Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth, where they held a family seat from early times and were Lords of the manor of Prendergast and estates in that shire. Maurice, Lord of Prendergast was a great friend and neighbor of Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke. He accompanied Strongbow in the Anglo\ Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172. He was summoned back to England by Henry II., in 1175 to escort the rebellious Robert, Earl of Essex, captive into Normandy in 1177. Upon his return to England he once again returned to Ireland and was rewarded with lands in Ireland in Waterford and south Mayo. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Prendergast family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prendergast research.
Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1660, 1689, 1725, 1660, 1709, 1703 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Prendergast History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Prendergast Spelling Variations


A single person's name was often spelt simply as it sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. An investigation into the specific origins the name Prendergast has revealed that such a practice has resulted in many spelling variations over the years. A few of its variants include: Prendergast, Prendegast, Pendergast, Pendegast, Prendregast, Pendergrass, Pendergrist, Pender and many more.

Early Notables of the Prendergast family (pre 1700)


Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prendergast Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Prendergast family to the New World and Oceana


In the 1840s, Ireland experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Prendergast:

Prendergast Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Phillip Prendergast who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Phillipp Prendergast, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Prendergast Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Prendergast, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Prendergast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Prendergast, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael Prendergast, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1856 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard and Miles Prendergast, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858
  • James Prendergast, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1867 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Prendergast, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Prendergast Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Prendergast, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825

Prendergast Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Prendergast, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm
  • Thomas Prendergast, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml
  • Bridget Prendergast, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Honora Prendergast, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Thomas Prendergast, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Prendergast Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Prendergast, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • Patrick Prendergast, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • Bridget Prendergast, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • Robert Prendergast, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Mary Prendergast, aged 34, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Prendergast (post 1700)


  • Thomas Francis Prendergast (1871-1913), American Medal of Honor recipient
  • Michael "Mike" Thomas Prendergast, American Major League Baseball player
  • Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1858-1924), Canadian-born, American Post-Impressionist artist
  • John Prendergast (b. 1964), American author and human rights activist
  • Edmond Francis Prendergast (1843-1918), American Archbishop of Philadelphia
  • Mike Prendergast (1888-1967), American Major League Baseball player
  • Seamus Prendergast (b. 1980), Irish hurler
  • Paudie Prendergast, retired Irish hurler
  • Frank Prendergast (b. 1933), Irish politician
  • Colin Leopold Prendergast Vereker (1916-1995), 8th Viscount Gort
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Prendergast Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vincit veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers.


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Citations


  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml

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