Priddy Family History
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Priddy Name Meaning
Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhiddid ‘son of Rhiddid’, a personal name of unexplained etymology. Welsh: Anglicized form of ap Redith ‘son of Redith’, a short form of Meredith; the short form occurs only in this Anglicized spelling. Welsh: from the personal name Predyr, Peredur (perhaps from Old Welsh peri ‘spears’ + dur ‘hard’, ‘steel’), which was borne, in Arthurian legend, by one of the knights of the Round Table. Welsh: occupational name, from Welsh prydydd ‘bard’. English: habitational name from Priddy in Somerset, named probably with Celtic words meaning ‘earth house’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press