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
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
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Princess Spelling Variations
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)
Devon, best known for his work "The Worthies of Devon"; Thomas Prence (Prince) (ca.1600-1673), English-born settler to American from Lechlade, Gloucestershire, arriving aboard the ship "Fortune" in 1621, and later...
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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 ".
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