Prime Family History
Prime Name Meaning
English: from a Middle English personal name or nickname. The personal name existed in Old English and is probably derived from Old English prim ‘early morning’ (from Latin primus ‘first’ used as the name of one of the canonical hours). The surname may be derived from this word as a Middle English nickname in the sense ‘fine excellent’. Dutch (Primé): of French origin (see 3 below). French: from the feminine form of Prim Americanized form of German Preime a variant of Primus or Preim a topographic name perhaps from a river near Hanover.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022