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The name Prim is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for someone who was a slender or a small man having derived from the Old French word prim, meaning delicate.

Prim Early Origins



The surname Prim was first found in Sussex where they acquired the manor of Walberton House.

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Prim Spelling Variations


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Prim Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Pryme, Prime and others.

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Prim Early History


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Prim Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prim research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1671 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Prim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prim Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prim Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prim 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Prim or a variant listed above:

Prim Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Prim, aged 40, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Jacob Prim, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Peter Prim, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Prim Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Prim, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

Prim Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Prim, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prim (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prim (post 1700)



  • Kristin Prim (b. 1993), American fashion blogger and model
  • Robert C. Prim (b. 1921), American mathematician and computer scientist, creator of Prim's algorithm for mininal spanning tree
  • Ray Prim (1906-1995), American Major League Baseball player
  • Paine Page Prim (1822-1899), American attorney and judge
  • Tommy Prim (b. 1955), Swedish cyclist
  • Juan Prim (1814-1870), 1st Marquis of los Castillejos, Spanish Catalan general and statesman

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil invita minerva
Motto Translation: Nothing contrary to one’s genius.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Prim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prim 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 12 December 2013 at 14:38.

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