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Prescot Surname Origin
(Origin Welsh) Locality. From Prescot, a small town in England, so called from Prys, a coppice, and cwt, a cottage.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Prescot Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Prescot family history than the origin of your surname:
A Prescot Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb