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Anyone heard of these names?

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ZZzzz Report 30 Sep 2017 14:59

Prulain or Prideaux, I'm wondering if it has been mispelt and if so what from.


PatinCyprus Report 30 Sep 2017 15:05

Prideaux is a genuine name. I have come across a person with that name.


Nyx Report 30 Sep 2017 15:24

Prideaux/Prideux loads on freebmd, predominately from Cornwall.


ZZzzz Report 30 Sep 2017 16:17

Nyx thank you so much I am now following a trail, his name is spelt 4 different ways so far but I'm getting there, he is from Devon ( allegedly)


Bobtanian Report 1 Oct 2017 09:39

Hmmm interesting, Cornwall....i'd have thought belgian/french origin...


ZZzzz Report 1 Oct 2017 10:17

Bobtanian, I’ve yet to find out where the name comes from because it is spelled Prideaux, Prideux, Prulain, or Pridean all th same person so I’m sending for birth certificate, trouble is I don’t know which name to put on my tree when I do eventually get it.


Kense Report 1 Oct 2017 10:46

Is Prulain from a transcription or have you seen the image of the document containing it?

I would suspect that it is a poor transcription of bad handwriting.

As for which version to use, I would tend to go with the most recent version especially if there is more than one instance of it, but do examine the originals. Most tree programs have an alternate name facility.


Nyx Report 1 Oct 2017 11:51

Info on origin,


ZZzzz Report 1 Oct 2017 12:09

Well I’ve got my JCB out and did some digging and have sent for his marriage certificate and his daughters marriage certificate too as I think she is my connection via her husband.
Does that make sense?
Thank you all, I couldn’t have got that far without you help x.


ZZzzz Report 9 Oct 2017 22:06

Got him, his name on his marriage certificate and his daughters marriage certificate is spelt Pridean.