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:
- 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’.
- Scottish: habitational name from
Presto(u)n, now Craigmillar, in Midlothian.
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