Origins Available: English, French
England is of Norman origins, thought to have originally been a nickname from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning "wise man."
Early Origins of the Pridham family
Wiltshire, and Surrey. where Gilbert Prodhome or Prudume was on record in the Pipe Rolls in the 12th century. The name Roger Prodomme or Prodhomme was recorded in the Feet of Fines of Essex in 1284, and in 1326. The place named Pridhamsleigh, in Devon is named for John Prodhomme, who lived there in 1281. Like many Norman names, Pridham made its way to Scotland, where the first record of the name was of Willelmus Prodomme of Scotia, a mercator who had safe conduct to England in 1373.
Early History of the Pridham family
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Pridham Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Prudholm, Prudham, Prodhamn, Proudhome, Prudholme, Prudhome, Prodomme, Purdomme, Purdon, Purdholm and many more.
Early Notables of the Pridham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pridham family to Ireland
Some of the Pridham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pridham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pridham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Pridham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Pridham (post 1700)
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