The Princkle family chronicle reaches back into history to the Boernician
tribe of ancient Scotland
. The Princkle family lived in a place near Stow Roxburghshire
, called Hopringle or Pringle. As such, Princkle is a habitation name, a category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The place name comes from the Old English word hop
which referred to an "enclosed valley," and Prjónn,
an Old Norse name comprised of components which mean peg
Thus, the original bearer of the surname came from an area noted for an enclosed valley or a ravine.
Early Origins of the Princkle family
The surname Princkle was first found in Roxburghshire
, where the first Chief on record was Robert de Hoppryngil who witnessed a deed by King Alexander III of Scotland
in 1250 A.D. Forty-six years later, Ellys Obringkel was Bishop of St. Andrews, and rendered homage to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
in 1296. His seal bore a hunting horn. About this time they acquired the Clan
territories near Stow and they became close allies of the Black Douglases.
Early History of the Princkle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Princkle research.Another 426 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1406, 1200, 1450, 1455, 1455, 1485, 1976, 1631, 1689, 1513, 1568, 1625, 1667, 1628, 1664, 1736, 1580 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Princkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Princkle Spelling Variations
occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Princkle has been spelled Pringle, Pringell, Prindle, Hopringle and others.
Early Notables of the Princkle family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was George Pringle (1631-1689), of Torwoodlee, eldest son of James Pringle of Torwoodlee. The Pringles of Torwoodlee, Selkirkshire
, are descended from the Pringles of Snailholm, Roxburghshire, the first of the name being George, son of William Pringle of Snailholm who was killed at Flodden in 1513. This George Pringle was murdered in his own house by a party of Liddesdale
reivers in 1568. CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Walter Pringle (1625-1667), of Greenknowe, Berwickshire
, Scottish Covenanter, was the third son of Robert Pringle, first of Stitchel, Roxburghshire
. The Pringles of Stitchel were descended from the Hop Pringles of Craiglatch... Another 124 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Princkle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Princkle family to Ireland
Some of the Princkle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 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 Princkle family to the New World and Oceana
In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North America. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence
. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with Princkle name or one of its variants: John and William Pringle settled in Maryland in 1775; James Pringle settled in Jamaica in 1774; Capt. Pringle, 27th Regiment (Rogers Rangers) who was stationed in Ticonderoga and led an assault on Quebec in 1758. George Pringle settled in Philadelphia in 1774.
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- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print