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Pressler Early Origins



The surname Pressler 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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Pressler Spelling Variations


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Pressler 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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Pressler Early History


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Pressler Early History



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

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Pressler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pressler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pressler 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:

Pressler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Pressler, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Elisabeth Pressler, aged 50, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pressler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pressler (post 1700)



  • Larry Lee Pressler (b. 1942), American Republican politician and Rhodes Scholar
  • Wilford Pressler, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1952
  • Orville E. Pressler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924
  • Larry Lee Pressler (b. 1942), American Republican politician, Rhodes scholar
  • Herman Pressler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948
  • Henry C. Pressler, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1968, 1970

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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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 10:23.

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