Show ContentsPridmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pridmore surname in 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 Pridmore family

The surname Pridmore 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, Pridmore 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 Pridmore family

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Pridmore 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 Pridmore family

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Pridmore Ranking

In the United States, the name Pridmore is the 14,791st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

Ireland Migration of the Pridmore family to Ireland

Some of the Pridmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Pridmore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pridmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Pridmore, who landed in New York in 1844 2
  • George Pridmore, who arrived in Illinois in 1856 2

Australia Pridmore migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pridmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Pridmore, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849 3
  • Henry Pridmore, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies" 4
  • Mr. Joseph Pridmore, British Convict who was convicted in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia 5

Contemporary Notables of the name Pridmore (post 1700) +

  • William Pridmore, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952
  • Ben Pridmore, English accountant, 2009 World Memory Champion
  • Reginald Charles Pridmore III (b. 1939), English motorcycle road racing national champion
  • Reginald "Reggie" George Pridmore (1886-1918), English gold medalist field hockey player at the 1908 Summer Olympics

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Miss Joy Agnes Pridmore (1939-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Levin, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash 6

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUSANNAH 1849. Retrieved from
  4. South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILLIES 1853. Retrieved
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from
  6. Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from on Facebook