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The name Prichard was a Welsh patronymic surname created from the personal name Richard. The name was originally ap-Richard, the Welsh patronymic prefix "ap-," meaning "son of." The use of the prefix has disappeared over the course of time.

Prichard Early Origins



The surname Prichard was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Prichard Spelling Variations


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Prichard Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Prichard has seen various spelling variations: Pritchard, Prichard, Prickard and others.

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Prichard Early History


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Prichard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prichard research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1669, 1750, 1681, 1672, 1681, 1632, 1705, 1672, 1682 and are included under the topic Early Prichard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prichard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prichard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Matthew Pritchard, O.F.M. (1669-1750) a Roman Catholic bishop; John Pritchett (died 1681), an English clergyman, Bishop...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prichard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prichard In Ireland


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Prichard In Ireland



Some of the Prichard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Prichard:

Prichard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Prichard, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Joseph Prichard, aged 17, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Margaret Prichard, aged 17, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Maximillian Prichard, aged 20, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Robert Prichard, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Prichard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Prichard, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Phillip Prichard, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Jonas Prichard, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • Elizabeth Prichard, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Prichard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas U Prichard, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1836
  • John Prichard, aged 35, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Howell Prichard, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Prichard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Prichard settled in Salvage, Newfoundland in 1676 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prichard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prichard (post 1700)



  • Major-General Vernon Edwin Prichard (1892-1949), American Chief of Army's Public Information Division (1949)
  • Tom Prichard (b. 1959), American professional wrestler
  • Bruce Prichard (b. 1963), American professional wrestler
  • Gwilym Arifor Prichard (1931-2015), born Gwilym Arifor Pritchard, a Welsh landscape painter
  • Caradog Prichard (1904-1980), Welsh poet and novelist
  • Major Hesketh Vernon Hesketh- Prichard DSO (1876-1922), British Army marksman, professional cricket player
  • Katherine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969), Australian writer and founding Communist Party member
  • John Robert Stobo Prichard OC, O.Ont (b. 1949), Canadian lawyer, economist
  • James Cowles Prichard (1786-1848), English physician and ethnologist
  • Harold Arthur Prichard (1871-1947), English moral philosopher

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Prichard Historic Events


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Prichard Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. C Prichard, British Leading Writer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Richard Prichard, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Kenneth R Prichard, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Edward M Prichard, British Ordinary Signalman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Richard Preston Prichard, English 2nd Class passenger studying in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Alice Prichard, aged 33, English Stewardess from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 11

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Prichard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prichard 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 22 September 2016 at 11:27.

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