Pryde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pryde family

The surname Pryde was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat. Originally believed to be a junior branch of the Prideaux family, of which the senior branch was descended from Pagenus de Prideaux of Prideaux Castle in Cornwall. The junior branch was granted lands in Larnarkshire, Scotland about 1140 by King David of Scotland. Several of the name Prid or Pryde were registered in the area in the late 13th century.

Early History of the Pryde family

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Pryde Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pryde, Pride, Prid, Pryd and others.

Early Notables of the Pryde family (pre 1700)

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United States Pryde migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pryde Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Pryde, who settled in Virginia early in the 17th century

New Zealand Pryde migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Pryde Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Patrick Pryde, Scottish settler travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th October 1861 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pryde (post 1700) +

  • Bob Pryde (1913-1998), Scottish football midfielder
  • James Pryde (1866-1941), Scottish painter, best remembered as one of the Beggarstaffs
  • David Johnstone Pryde (1890-1959), Scottish Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Peebles & South Midlothian (1945-1950), for Midlothian & Peebles (1950-1955) and for Midlothian (1955-1959)
  • David Pryde (1913-1987), Scottish association football player
  • Peggy Pryde (1876-1943), born Letitia Matilda, a British music hall performer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Josephine Pryde (b. 1967), English artist
  • Duncan Pryde (1937-1997), Scottish-born, Canadian hunter, trapper, lexicographer and politician who served as a member of the Northwest Territories Council from 1966 to 1975
  • Susannah Kate "Suzy" Pryde (b. 1973), New Zealand two-time silver medalist cyclist at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games
  • James Richmond Northridge Pryde CBE, British retired General Manager of Poonmudi Tea and Rubber Co. Ltd.
  • Charles Pryde Cutten (b. 1875), American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1907; Member of California State Senate, 1909 [2]

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook