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The Pridham surname in England is of Norman origins, thought to have originally been a nickname from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning "wise man."

Pridham Early Origins



The surname Pridham was first found in 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.

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Pridham Spelling Variations


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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.

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Pridham Early History


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Pridham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pridham research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1476, 1597, 1609, 1675, 1737, 1708, 1709, 1687 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Pridham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pridham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pridham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pridham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pridham In Ireland


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Pridham In Ireland



Some of the Pridham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pridham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Pridham settled in Petty Harbour in 1813

Pridham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Pridham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pridham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pridham (post 1700)



  • Admiral Sir Henry Daniel Pridham KCB, CB, CVO (1885-1952), British Royal Navy officer
  • Leslie "Les" Pridham (b. 1937), former Australian rules footballer
  • William Pridham (1841-1919), English-born, Canadian drover and politician in Ontario
  • Chris Pridham (b. 1965), Canadian former touring professional tennis player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Pridham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pridham 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 14 November 2016 at 06:48.

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