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Re: Prunty family 1750 +or- 20 years Wales
Posted by: Alex Dow (ID *****6925) Date: September 25, 2013 at 01:46:38
In Reply to: Prunty family 1750 +or- 20 years Wales by Roger O. Taylor of 19143

Morning Roger

PRUNTY according to THE OXFORD NAMES COMPANION, has Irish origins-
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Anglicised form of Gael. O' Proinntigh ' descendent of Proinnteach', a personal name meaniung 'Bestower' (originally a byname denoting a generous person).
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Interestingly, the name "BRONTE" as in the sisters, is a variant.

In the 1881 Census (excluding Ireland), there is a significant concentration in Scotland, around Dundee, Angus and Kincardineshire.

There is also a minor concentration around Stockport.

http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/Surnames.aspx

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In the 1841 Census, the variant PRENTY is mainly in West Derby Lancashire (near the main Irish entry point of Liverpool); and PRINTY in London.

Alex Dow


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