Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. They lived in a place near Stow Roxburghshire, called Hopringle or Pringle. As such, Pring 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 and ravine. Thus, the original bearer of the surname came from an area noted for an enclosed valley or a ravine.
Early Origins of the Pring family
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 of England 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 Pring family
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Pring Spelling Variations
Spelling variations are extremely common in names from before that period. Pring has been spelled Pringle, Pringell, Prindle, Hopringle and others.
Early Notables of the Pring family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pring family to Ireland
Some of the Pring family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pring family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pring Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Pring (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Pring family
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