Last name: Prendergast
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Prendergast is a customised surname originating from Pederast, the person who was a homosexual during Middle Ages and was assigned this surname and he was burned at stake. His brother changed his family's surname to Prendergast in 1653 by adding extra r, n and g letters to make the surname more acceptable.
Prendergast is a customised surname originating from Pederast, the person who was a homosexual during Middle Ages and was assigned this surname and he was burned at stake. His brother changed his family's surname to Prendergast in 1653 by adding extra r, n and g letters to make the surname more acceptable. The existance also of a surname Pendergast proves that family names exist that only added n and g letters to their formerly not so cool surname Pederast.
I'm Scottish but am in Jamaica at the moment trying to trace my relatives. My father, Harold Prendergast, was born and bred in Jamaica. His mother was Jamaican and his father was an Irish soldier. If anyone has any info please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Huh...I always thought Pendergast was of German origin. How I pronounce it anyway lol.
Finding descendants is an amazing thing. Have linked that 1640 Phillip Pendergrast of Ireland is a direct descendant as well as Anne Boleyn, King Henry's second wife. That conceived a daughter Queen Elizabeth.
My great grandfather was William Prendergast. He was born in Jamaica in 1859. His father was Henry Prendergast and his mother was Anna Maria Lord. they were both born in Ireland. William moved to New York in 1878, lived with his aunt and uncle and married his cousin Annie Mary Lord, born 1861 in New York.
I'm Shaylee Prendergast and my family name come from my pops side and his family were Irish
My maiden name is Prendergast. My father was Kenneth F. Prendergast, born on Long Island, NY, along with his brother Richard O. Prendergast, in the twenties. Their parents, Kathleen O'Connor Prendergast and Richard F. Prendergast, immigrated to the U.S. sometime after 1900. I'd love to know more about my family. Anyone out there related to me?
I'm from Scotland, and my Grandfather immigrated here from Ireland during the 30s or 40s.
My grandfather came out as a small boy to meet up with his father who had come out to the Otago (N.Z.) goldfields. He was born at Market Square, Kilrush, C. Clare
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My Grandparents told me we came from Ireland. 3 Irishmen, 1 went to Tahiti and the other two went to the South Island of New Zealand. My Grandparents from the Islands moved to New Zealand. My Grandmothers Grandmother was German French I got a bing Mix. Prendergast in South Island NZ are aware of the same story with the same coat of arms :)
Prendergast is an attempt to obfuscate an old derogatory surname Pederast (ped + erast = child + love) that was given to pedophiles and homosexuals during Middle Ages. Take Pederast and add R, N and G letters, well scattered within the surname, and you will get Prendergast. If you just add N and G letters, you will get Pendergast, also an existing surname. Which proves that the above two versions of Pederast (Prendergast, Pendergast) derived from the word "pederast". As some claim Prendergast originates from Prender, yet Prender is not Pender(gast) and is rather an obfuscated version of Peder(ast). Also, existance of such surnames as Pedergast and also Penderast (with just "G" or just "N" added) proves the point.