Pries History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pries family

The surname Pries was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region Saxony. The name Preuss came from an ancient Baltic tribe of the name Prüsen, a tribe displaced by the German tribes in the 13th century. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Pries family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pries research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1757, 1605, 1620, 1696, 1698, 1771, 1666 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Pries History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pries Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Preuss, Pruys, Preussner, Preussler, Preissler, Prutz, Preis, Preiss, Preisser, Preissler, Preissman, Prusse, Prussman and many more.

Early Notables of the Pries family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Pries during this time period were Mihael Preiss, Slovenian politician, Mayor of Ljubljana in 1605; Johann Preuss (1620-1696) a German itinerant...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pries Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Pries migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pries Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Pries, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Johan Pries, aged 39, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]
  • Catherine Pries, aged 40, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
Pries Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Friedrich Pries, aged 4, who arrived in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Gustave Pries, aged 15, who landed in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Carl Pries, aged 2, who arrived in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Karl Pries, aged 31, who arrived in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Pauline Pries, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Pries migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pries Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Pries, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875


  1. ^ 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)


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