Last name: PRESCOTT

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PRESCOTT : This last name is indexed 123,120 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PRESCOTT : English: habitational name from any of the places so called in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside) Gloucestershire Oxfordshire Shropshire and Devon all of which are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’ ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland being recorded there first in the 15th century.

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