Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a priest having derived from the Old English word preost, which means priest. It was also a nickname given to a person with a priestly character, and probably also given to a person with the exact opposite character. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Prust family
Hertfordshire, where they held a family seat before the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Prust family
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Prust Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Prust are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Prust include Preost, Priest, Prest, Preist, Prestt, Press and many more.
Early Notables of the Prust family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prust family to Ireland
Some of the Prust family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Prust family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Prust or a variant listed above:
Prust Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Prust Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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