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Where did the Scottish Pridemore family come from? What is the Scottish Pridemore family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pridemore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pridemore family history?

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

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.


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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.

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Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pridemore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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  • Auburn Lorenzo Pridemore (1837-1900), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1877-1897)
  • Brook Pridemore (b. 1979), American singer-songwriter in New York City
  • Craig A. Pridemore (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the Washington Senate (2005-2013)
  • Don Pridemore (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (2005-)
  • John Samuel "J. S." Pridemore (b. 1871), American wealthy oil industrialist and politician, Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates (1934-1940)
  • Tom Pridemore (b. 1956), American former NFL safety from West Virginia for the Atlanta Falcons and a legislator


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  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Pridemore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pridemore 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.

This page was last modified on 7 May 2015 at 13:50.

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