The name Princess is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for a person who acted in a regal manner, or who had won the title of prince
in a contest of some sort. Princess is a nickname
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. This surname comes from the Old and Middle French word prince,
which means first.
Early Origins of the Princess family
The surname Princess was first found in Yorkshire
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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Princess family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Princess research.Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1238, 1177, 1327, 1643, 1723, 1600, 1673, 1621, 1788 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Princess History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Princess Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Princess have been found, including Prince, Prinse and others.
Early Notables of the Princess family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Prince (1643-1723), English biographer and vicar of Totnes and Berry Pomeroy in Devon
, best known for his work "The Worthies of Devon."
Thomas Prence (Prince) (ca.1600-1673), English-born settler to America from Lechlade, Gloucestershire
, arriving aboard the ship "Fortune" in 1621, and later became... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Princess Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Princess family to Ireland
Some of the Princess family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Princess family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Princess surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: James Prince, who came to Virginia in 1638; along with Edmund in 1643; Edward in 1635; Edward in 1646; Thomas in 1639; Thomas Prince settled in Plymouth in 1621 a year after the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Princess (post 1700)
- Princess Antonia of Prussia (b. 1955), great-granddaughter of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and the wife of the current Duke of Wellington
- Princess Antonia of Luxembourg (1899-1954), member of the Luxembourgish House of Nassau-Weilburg and the last Crown Princess of Bavaria
- Princess Antónia of Portugal (1845-1913), Portuguese princess of the House of Braganza, daughter of Queen Maria II of Portugal
- Princess Dorota Barbara Jablonowska (1760-1844), Polish noble lady, wife of Prince Józef Klemens Czartoryski
- Princess Marianna Jablonowska (1708-1765), Polish noble woman
- Princess Adelaide of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1835-1900), the reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 1912 to 1919
- Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833-1897), member of the British Royal Family
- Princess David Kawananakoa, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Hawaii, 1924 CITATION[CLOSE]
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