The name Prittay is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a crafty or cunning individual. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word prætig,
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.
Early Origins of the Prittay family
The surname Prittay 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.
Early History of the Prittay family
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Prittay Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Prittay has undergone many spelling variations
, including Prettyman, Pretyman, Pretty and others.
Early Notables of the Prittay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prittay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Prittay were among those contributors: 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 ".