as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century at Prestland where they held estates.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Priestland, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1760; as well as William Priestland, also a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1764..