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The Primerose surname is generally thought to be habitational name taken on from a place in Fife, originally named Prenrhos. This place name comes from the Welsh words "pren," meaning "tree" and "rhos," meaning "moor." It thought that only later came an association with the name of the Primrose flower.

Primerose Early Origins



The surname Primerose was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Primerose Spelling Variations


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Primerose Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Primrose, Prymerose and others.

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Primerose Early History


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Primerose Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Primerose research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1387, 1616, 1679 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Primerose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Primerose Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Primerose Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Primerose 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 or some of its variants were: William Primrose, who settled in Maryland in 1775; Lew Primrose settled in Boston in 1764; William Primrose arrived in Philadelphia in 1843.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Primerose Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Primerose 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 July 2013 at 14:38.

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