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Prideaux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Prideaux is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Prideaux family lived in Cornwall, at Prideaux, from whence they derived their name.

Early Origins of the Prideaux family


The surname Prideaux was first found in Cornwall, home to Prideaux Castle, an Iron Age hillfort near St Blazey and Prideaux Place, a country house near Padstow that has been in the Prideaux-Brune family for over 400 years. They family trace their descent from Paganus, lord of Prideaux Castle, in Luxulion in the time of William I. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Some of the family were found in nearby Devon. "In the reign of Elizabeth the manor [of Sidmouth] was leased to Sir William Perryan, and in that of James I. to Sir Christopher Mainwaring; it was subsequently sold to Sir Edmond Prideaux, with the exception of the great tithes, which were given to Wadham College, and now belong to the Rev. William Jenkins, the incumbent. The manor was purchased from Sir Wilmot Prideaux by Thomas Jenkins, Esq." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Prideaux family


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Prideaux Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Prideaux include Prideaux, Prideux and others.

Early Notables of the Prideaux family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Prideaux D.D. (1578-1650), an English academic and Bishop of Worcester; Sir Peter Prideaux, 2nd Baronet (1596-1682); Sir Peter Prideaux, 3rd Baronet (1626-1705); Sir Edmund Prideaux, 4th Baronet (1647-1720); Sir Edmund Prideaux, 5th Baronet (1675-1729); Sir John Prideaux, 6th Baronet (1695-1766); Richard Prideaux...
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Migration of the Prideaux family to the New World and Oceana


In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Prideauxs to arrive on North American shores:

Prideaux Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Prideaux who settled in Barbados in 1678 with his servants, wife and child

Prideaux Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Prideaux, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • Ann Prideaux, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • Philippa Prideaux, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • Mary Prideaux, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • Jane Prideaux, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SANTIPORE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Santipore.htm
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Prideaux Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Prideaux, aged 23, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Miss Mary Ann Prideaux, (b. 1840), aged 23, Cornish domestic servant departing on 18th June 1863 aboard the ship "Accrington" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 5th September 1863 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Kate Prideaux, aged 30, a cook, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Emily Prideaux, aged 20, a dressmaker, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Prideaux (post 1700)


  • James Prideaux (1927-2015), American Drama Desk Award winning playwright, best known for The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
  • Brandon Prideaux (b. 1976), American soccer defender
  • Richard Prideaux, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1966
  • Joshua Prideaux, American politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1820
  • Samuel Prideaux (1813-1875), English biblical scholar, textual critic, and theologian
  • Walter Arbuthnot Prideaux (1910-1995), English rower
  • John Prideaux (1718-1759), English brigadier-general in the British Army
  • Roger Malcolm Prideaux (b. 1939), English cricketer
  • Walter Prideaux (1806-1889), British poet and lawyer

Historic Events for the Prideaux family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Arthur "Jack" Prideaux (d. 1912), aged 23, English Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SANTIPORE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Santipore.htm
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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