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Prickett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Prickett family have grown. The name Prickett was given to a member of the family who was a young buck having been from the Old English word priket, a young buck. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal.

Early Origins of the Prickett family


The surname Prickett was first found in Westmorland 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.

Early History of the Prickett family


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Prickett Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Prickett family name include Prickett, Pricket, Prichet and others.

Early Notables of the Prickett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Prickett family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Prickett surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Prickett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Miles Prickett, who arrived in Virginia in 1610
  • Miles Prickett, who landed in Virginia in 1610 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Prickett, who arrived in Virginia in 1622 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Prickett, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Ann Prickett, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Prickett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Prickett, who was on record in New York in 1761

Prickett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Prickett, English convict from Oxford, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Prickett (post 1700)


  • Mike Prickett, American Sports Emmy Award nominated extreme "Director of Photography," known for his work on Billabong Odyssey (2003), Down the Barrel (2007) and Chasing Mavericks (2012)
  • Richard Prickett (1777-1847), American fur trapper, interpreter and early settler of Michigan and Wisconsin
  • Colonel Donald Irwin Prickett (1919-2004), American United States Air Force officer, research director for the Air Force Special Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Carl Prickett (1921-2009), American actor, known for his roles in Perry Mason (1957), Gunsmoke (1955) and The Big Valley (1965)
  • Maudie Prickett (1914-1976), born Maude Merrie Doyle, an American film and television character actress, known for her roles in Hazel (1961), The Gnome-Mobile (1967) and Eight-Ball Andy (1948)
  • Major-General Fay Brink Prickett (1893-1982), American Deputy Inspector-General of the Army (1948-1953) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Fay Prickett. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Prickett/Fay_Brink/USA.html
  • Henry E. Prickett (1839-1885), American politician, the first mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory, for two months in 1867
  • Frank A. Prickett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • Edward I. Prickett, American politician, U.S. Consul in Kehl, 1897
  • David Prickett, American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1838-39
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Prickett 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: Auxillium ab alto
Motto Translation: Aid from above.


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Fay Prickett. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Prickett/Fay_Brink/USA.html

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