Preston boy

First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Dweller at the church; priest's settlement

First name variations: Prescott, Presley, Priestley, Priestly, Priest, Prestan, Presten, Prestin

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the meaning may have been either ‘village with a priest’ or ‘village held by the Church’.
  2. Scottish: habitational name from Presto(u)n, now Craigmillar, in Midlothian.

Famous people with this last name: Kelly Preston

This name appears in the following lists: Before They Were Famous - Name Changers

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