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The Anglo-Saxon name Pretymyn comes from its first bearer, who was a crafty or cunning individual. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word prętig, which meant crafty. Some variants of the name have the suffix man appended to them; this seems to have occurred sometime in the late 15th or early 16th centuries.

Pretymyn Early Origins



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

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Pretymyn Spelling Variations


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Pretymyn 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. Pretymyn has been spelled many different ways, including Prettyman, Pretyman, Pretty and others.

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Pretymyn Early History


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Pretymyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pretymyn research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1192, 1st , 1612, 1676, 1661 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Pretymyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pretymyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pretymyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pretymyn 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



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 Pretymyns to arrive in North America: Edward Pretty settled in New England in 1654; Thomas and Penelope Pretty settled in Virginia in 1654; George Pretty settled in Virginia in 1607; thirteen years before the "Mayflower".

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