Last name: PREECE

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PREECE : This last name is indexed 48,693 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PREECE : Welsh (especially Herefordshire):: 1: Anglicized form of the patronymic ap Rhys also spelled ap Res ‘son of Rhys’. Preece is interchangeable with Price the more common pronunciation of the name.2: habitational name either from Prees in Shropshire or Preese in Lancashire. Both placenames derive from Proto-Welsh prês ‘brushwood copse grove’ (Welsh prys). Confusion between this name and 1 is likely.

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