Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who acted in a regal manner, or who had won the title of prince in a contest of some sort. Prinse 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 Prinse 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 Prinse family
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Prinse Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Prinse were recorded, including Prince, Prinse and others.
Early Notables of the Prinse 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 Prinse family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Prinse family emigrate to North America: 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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