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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Prestidge is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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."

Prestidge Early Origins



The surname Prestidge 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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Prestidge Spelling Variations


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Prestidge Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Prestidge has been spelled many different ways, including Prestwick, Preswick, Preswicke, Prestwich and others.

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Prestidge Early History


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Prestidge Early History



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

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Prestidge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prestidge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Prestidge In Ireland


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Prestidge In Ireland



Some of the Prestidge 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Prestidges to arrive in North America:

Prestidge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Prestidge, who landed in Colorado in 1900
  • Cyril C. Prestidge, who landed in America from Portsmouth, in 1919
  • William Prestidge, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • George Prestidge, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Edward Prestidge, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1924

Prestidge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Prestidge, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • William Prestidge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Prestidge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prestidge 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 13 November 2013 at 00:40.

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