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The origins of the Prisk name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near a priest's cottage. The surname is derived from the Old English elements preost, which meant priest, and cot, which meant cottage. This is a topographic surname; it is derived from a local geographical feature, instead of an already existing place-name. It may also denote employment at a priest's cottage. The Prisk name comes from having lived near a priest's cottage; it is derived from the Old English elements "preost," which meant "priest," and "cot," which meant "cottage." As such, this name is classed as a topographic surname; that is, one that is derived from a local geographical feature, rather than from an already existing place-name.

Prisk Early Origins



The surname Prisk was first found in Devon 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.

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Prisk Spelling Variations


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Prisk 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 Prisk were recorded, including Prescott, Presscot, Presscot, Prescot, Prescop and others.

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Prisk Early History


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Prisk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prisk research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1726, 1789, 1815, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Prisk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prisk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prisk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prisk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prisk Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Prisk arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847
  • Paul Prisk arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849
  • Paul Prisk, aged 37, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • John Prisk, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies"

Prisk Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Prisk, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872
  • Elizabeth Prisk, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872
  • Harry Prisk, aged 9 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prisk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prisk (post 1700)




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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Lux mihi Deus
Motto Translation: God is my light.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Prisk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prisk Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 December 2014 at 13:06.

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