Pridemore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pridemore family

The surname Pridemore was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat. Originally believed to be a junior branch of the Prideaux family, of which the senior branch was descended from Pagenus de Prideaux of Prideaux Castle in Cornwall. The junior branch was granted lands in Larnarkshire, Scotland about 1140 by King David of Scotland. Several of the name Prid or Pryde were registered in the area in the late 13th century.

Early History of the Pridemore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pridemore research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1296, 1521, 1567, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Pridemore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pridemore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pryde, Pride, Prid, Pryd and others.

Early Notables of the Pridemore family (pre 1700)

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Pridemore Ranking

In the United States, the name Pridemore is the 7,307th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


Australia Pridemore migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pridemore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Reubin Pridemore, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pridemore (post 1700) +

  • Tom Pridemore (b. 1956), American former NFL safety from West Virginia for the Atlanta Falcons and a legislator
  • John Samuel "J. S." Pridemore (b. 1871), American wealthy oil industrialist and politician, Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates (1934-1940)
  • Don Pridemore (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (2005-)
  • Craig A. Pridemore (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the Washington Senate (2005-2013)
  • Brook Pridemore (b. 1979), American singer-songwriter in New York City
  • J. S. Pridemore, American Republican politician, Chair of Lincoln County Republican Party, 1917; Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Lincoln County, 1934
  • Auburn Lorenzo Pridemore (1837-1900), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1877-79


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm


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