Early Origins of the Pressel family
The surname Pressel 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 Pressel family
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Pressel 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 Pressel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pressel family to Ireland
Some of the Pressel family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pressel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pressel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joh Valentin Pressel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Pressel (post 1700)
- Morgan Pressel (b. 1988), American LPGA professional golfer
- Wilhelm von Pressel (1821-1902), German official and railway engineer, often called the "Father of the Baghdad Railway"
- Gerrit Alexander Pressel (b. 1990), German professional footballer