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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  • 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



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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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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