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Prestage is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Prestwick, Northumberland, or in Prestwich, in Cheshire. Prestwich is now part of Greater Manchester. The place names Prestwick and Prestwich have an identical etymology; they are derived from the Old English words preost, which meant priest, and wic, which meant farm. The place names taken as a whole mean "priest's farm."

Prestage Early Origins



The surname Prestage was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Prestage Spelling Variations


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Prestage Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Prestage has been recorded under many different variations, including Prestwick, Preswick, Preswicke, Prestwich and others.

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Prestage Early History


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Prestage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prestage research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1250 is included under the topic Early Prestage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prestage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prestage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prestage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prestage In Ireland


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Prestage In Ireland



Some of the Prestage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 100 words (7 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


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Prestage or a variant listed above:

Prestage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Prestage, who landed in America in 1740

Prestage Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Prestage, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Elizabeth Prestage, aged 29, a cook, arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prestage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prestage (post 1700)



  • Grady Prestage, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Edgar Prestage (1869-1951), British historian and Portuguese scholar

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In te domine speravi
Motto Translation: In thee, O Lord, I have placed my hope.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Prestage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prestage 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 10:23.

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