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The Primrose 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.

Primrose Early Origins



The surname Primrose 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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Primrose Spelling Variations


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Primrose Spelling Variations



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

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Primrose Early History


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Primrose Early History



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

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Primrose Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Primrose Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Primrose 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:

Primrose Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lew Primrose, who settled in Boston in 1764
  • William Primrose, who settled in Maryland in 1775
  • John Primrose, aged 46, who landed in New York in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Primrose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Primrose, who arrived in Illinois in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Primrose, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1843
  • J W Primrose, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Primrose, who arrived in America in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • David Primrose, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Contemporary Notables of the name Primrose (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Primrose (post 1700)



  • William Primrose (1904-1982), Scottish violist and teacher, probably the best known viola player of his time
  • Peter Thomas Primrose (b. 1955), Australian politician in New South Wales
  • Captain Neil James Archibald Primrose (1882-1917), British politician and soldier, member of the UK Parliament
  • Philip Carteret Hill Primrose (1864-1937), Canadian police officer, who was made Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
  • Archibald Philip Primrose (1847-1929), British politician, 5th earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister of Britain (1894-95)

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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The Primrose Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Primrose 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 31 July 2016 at 18:57.

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