Prinse is a name of 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
The surname Prinse 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 Prinse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prinse research.Another 235 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 Prinse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prinse Spelling Variations
Before the last few 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)
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 American from Lechlade, Gloucestershire
, arriving aboard the ship "Fortune" in 1621, and later... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prinse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 ".