The surname Pressly was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century at Prestland where they held estates.
Early History of the Pressly family
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Pressly Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Prestland, Pressland, Presland, Presstland and many more.
Early Notables of the Pressly family (pre 1700)
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