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Pressler Early Origins



The surname Pressler 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." [1]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." [2]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.

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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)



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Pressler In Ireland


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Pressler In Ireland



Some of the Pressler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 [3]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)
  • Elisabeth Pressler, aged 50, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1876 [3]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)
  • Mary Pressler, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Elbe" from Bremen & Southampton [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y3-X4H : 6 December 2014), Mary Pressler, 30 Aug 1893; citing departure port Bremen & Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Elbe, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Georg Pressler, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Southwark" from Antwerp, Belgium [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQV-6P2 : 6 December 2014), Georg Pressler, 29 Apr 1896; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Southwark, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pressler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pressler (post 1700)



  • Herman Paul Pressler III (b. 1930), American retired jurist, Texas State Representative for Harris County (1957-1959), Judge of the 133rd Judicial District in Harris County (1970-1978), Judge of the 14th Texas Court of Appeals (1978-1992)
  • Paul Pressler, American businessman, former President and CEO of Gap, Inc. and Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Mike Pressler (b. 1960), American lacrosse coach
  • Kimberly Pressler (b. 1977), American sports reporter, businesswoman, and former Miss USA
  • Larry Lee Pressler (b. 1942), American Republican politician, Rhodes scholar, United States Senator from South Dakota (1979-1997), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Dakota (1975-1979) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry C. Pressler, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1968, 1970 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Wilford Pressler, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1952 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Orville E. Pressler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y3-X4H : 6 December 2014), Mary Pressler, 30 Aug 1893; citing departure port Bremen & Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Elbe, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQV-6P2 : 6 December 2014), Georg Pressler, 29 Apr 1896; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Southwark, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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