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Presser Early Origins



The surname Presser was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. 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.

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Presser Spelling Variations


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Presser Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Preesall, Presall, Prestall, Presow, Presawe, Prisoe, Priseye, Presoo, Presal, Pristow, Pristowe, Prestoe and many more.

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Presser Early History


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Presser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Presser research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Presser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Presser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Presser Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Presser Notables 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 were:

Presser Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Presser, who arrived in Virginia in 1638

Presser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dominicus Presser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Martin Presser, who arrived in New York, NY in 1750

Presser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Presser, who arrived in Brazil in 1866
  • Wilhelm Presser, who landed in North America in 1888

Presser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gottfried Presser, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1903

Presser Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Presser, who landed in Canada in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Presser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Presser (post 1700)



  • Michael Presser, American founder and Executive Director of Inside Broadway, a New York City educational theatre company
  • Harriet B. Presser (1936-2012), American sociologist and demographer
  • William Henry Presser (1916-2004), American composer, violinist, and a publisher of American chamber music
  • Janice Presser, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1996, 1998
  • E. J. Presser, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1948
  • Dorothy A. Presser, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960, 1964
  • Bram Presser (b. 1976), Australian musician
  • Jacob "Jacques" Presser (1899-1970), Dutch historian, writer and poet

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Presser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Presser Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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