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The name Pritchymynd was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a crafty or cunning individual. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word prętig, which meant crafty. Some variants of the name have the suffix man appended to them; this seems to have occurred sometime in the late 15th or early 16th centuries.

Pritchymynd Early Origins



The surname Pritchymynd was first found in Staffordshire 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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Pritchymynd Spelling Variations


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Pritchymynd Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pritchymynd include Prettyman, Pretyman, Pretty and others.

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Pritchymynd Early History


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Pritchymynd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pritchymynd research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1192, 1st , 1612, 1676, 1661 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Pritchymynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pritchymynd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pritchymynd Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Edward Pretty settled in New England in 1654; Thomas and Penelope Pretty settled in Virginia in 1654; George Pretty settled in Virginia in 1607; thirteen years before the "Mayflower".

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