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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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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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  5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  6. 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.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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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.

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