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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pridemore research. Another 183 words (13 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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pridemore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Reubin Pridemore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
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  • 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
  • Auburn Lorenzo Pridemore (1837-1900), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1877-1897)
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    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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