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Pringle Surname Origin
(Locality). Prencyll, a hazel-wood, from pren, Welsh, a wood, and cyll or coll, hazel. Pringle, an obsolete Scottish coin.
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.
Pringle Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Pringle family history than the origin of your surname:
A Pringle Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes