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The German surname Prill is derived from "Brill," the name of a town located in East Friesland. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Prill was a native of the town of Brill who had settled in another region.

Prill Early Origins



The surname Prill was first found in East Friesland, where it emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. 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. The earliest known bearer of the name was Joh. Priel, who was recorded as living in Ehingen in 1514.

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Prill Spelling Variations


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Prill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brill, Brille, Brile, Bril, Bryll, Brylle, Bryle, Prill, Prille and many more.

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Prill Early History


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Prill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prill research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1721, 1759, 1778, 1842, 1846, 1853, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Prill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prill Notables 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:

Prill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Prill, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Martin Prill, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727

Prill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fritz Prill, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • Fritz Prill, who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1850
  • Carl Prill, who sailed from Hamburg to New York in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prill (post 1700)



  • Sondra Prill (b. 1970), American former singer
  • Johnny Prill, American singer-songwriter, accordionist, best known as the author of “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa”

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Prill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prill 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 3 April 2014 at 13:12.

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