Prince Family History
Prince Name Meaning
English and French: nickname from Middle English Old French prince (from Latin princeps). Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Prinz ‘prince’ or its Czech Slovak Slovenian or some other Slavic cognate Princ from princ ‘prince’. Americanized form of Slovenian Primc: status name for one who lives in the house of his father-in-law from a derivative of primiti ‘to accept to take over’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press