Origins Available: English
The Prudham surname in England
is of Norman origins, thought to have originally been a nickname
from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning "wise man."
Early Origins of the Prudham family
The surname Prudham was first found in Wiltshire
, and Surrey
. where Gilbert Prodhome or Prudume was on record in the Pipe Rolls
in the 12th century. The name Roger Prodomme or Prodhomme was recorded in the Feet of Fines of Essex
in 1284, and in 1326. The place named Pridhamsleigh, in Devon
is named for John Prodhomme, who lived there in 1281. Like many Norman names, Prudham made its way to Scotland
, where the first record of the name was of Willelmus Prodomme of Scotia, a mercator who had safe conduct to England
Early History of the Prudham family
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Prudham Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Prudholm, Prudham, Prodhamn, Proudhome, Prudholme, Prudhome, Prodomme, Purdomme, Purdon, Purdholm and many more.
Early Notables of the Prudham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prudham family to Ireland
Some of the Prudham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Prudham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Prudham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arnold Prudham, aged 20, who arrived in America from Hirst, in 1903
Contemporary Notables of the name Prudham (post 1700)
- George Prudham (1904-1974), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Edmonton West (1949-1957)