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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.

Prideaux Early Origins



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.

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Prideaux Spelling Variations


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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.

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Prideaux Early History


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Prideaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prideaux research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1555, 1629, 1578, 1650, 1596, 1682, 1626, 1705, 1647, 1720, 1675, 1729, 1695, 1766, 1606, 1667, 1640, 1659, 1640, 1659, 1648 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Prideaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prideaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prideaux Early Notables (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...

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prideaux 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



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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Ann Prideaux arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Philippa Prideaux arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Mary Prideaux arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Jane Prideaux arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Prideaux Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Prideaux, aged 23, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Kate Prideaux, aged 30, a cook, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Emily Prideaux, aged 20, a dressmaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prideaux (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Prideaux Historic Events


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Prideaux Historic Events




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

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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Prideaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prideaux 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.

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