The roots of the distinguished surname Prinsloo lie in Holland. The name is derived from the royal title "prins" and the Middle Dutch "lo(o)," meaning "clearing within a forest;" thus, the term "prinsloo" would most likely denote a clearing within a royal forest. The surname was probably first borne by someone who was employed on royal lands.
The surname Prinsloo was first found in Holland, where the ancestral home of the Prinsloo family is thought to be located. It is likely that the first bearers of the name were employed by the royal family and lived in a forest clearing on the royal lands.
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Migration of the Prinsloo family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Petronella Prinsloo of Piquetberg, South Africa, who arrived in America through Ellis Island in 1923; as well as William Jacobus Prinsloo, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1923..