Early Origins of the Presnall family
The surname Presnall was first found in Lancashire
at Preesall, with Hackensall, a township, in the chapelry of Stalmine, parish of Lancaster, union of Garstang, hundred
of Amounderness. " 'Pressonede' in the Domesday Survey
was estimated at six carucates of land: the tithes were granted by Roger de Poictou to the priory of Lancaster." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Preesall, held by a steward of the King who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Literally, the place name means "brushwood headland" from the Old Welsh
word "pres" + the Old Viking word "hofuth" or the Old English word "heafod." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Preshaw is a locality near Upham on the slopes of the South Downs.
Early History of the Presnall family
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Presnall Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Preesall, Presall, Prestall, Presow, Presawe, Prisoe, Priseye, Presoo, Presal, Pristow, Pristowe, Prestoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Presnall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Presnall family to Ireland
Some of the Presnall family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Presnall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..