Last name: Prendergast
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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
I'm from Scotland, and my Grandfather immigrated here from Ireland during the 30s or 40s.
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 Shaylee Prendergast and my family name come from my pops side and his family were Irish
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.
Some conflicting info re Henry Prendergast and Anna Maria Lord. I now think they were born in jamaica.
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.
Huh...I always thought Pendergast was of German origin. How I pronounce it anyway lol.
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
I wonder if Your Father Mr Prendergast was related to my great grandmother. i'm not a 100% sure if she is my great grandmother but i've been told she is. Her name was Mary Prendergast. Have no further information except that she might have been married to Mr James Richardson. He was a Scotsman. Their son was my granddad. Mr James Maria Richardson. Hope You'll find a lead!
Hi Louise, My dad is Rudolph Ambrose Prendergast can you tell me if he's mention in your discovery of the Prendergast journey while your in Jamaica
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.
Dorris, you are mistaken. The name Prendergast came into Ireland right along with Strongbow (1169). It is one of the oldest surnames in Ireland. The family originally came from the area around Ghent, then participated in the Norman Invasion and were given the area called Prendergast (from them) in Wales. While there clearly are homosexuals among the ranks of Prendergasts, the name was never Pederast. Additionally, it is incorrect to equate homosexuality with pederasty.
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.
Afterthought: The name is also interchangeable with FITZMAURICE. Again it is aristocracy, chin up folks!. Check the history.
Hello, I am another Michael Prendergast( no middle name,no time the war was on!) Father from C. Mayo/Castlebar area.Eire. Bristol U.K. was my home and now Ontario, Canada for 45 yrs. My cousin posted some history about the migration of Prendergast's and there is a village next to Haverford West in N/W Wales called Prendergast, The road sign states "Founded 900", It would appear that it pre-dates the 1066 Norman invasion as people had already migrated to the area from Europe. The rest of the movement into Eire is well documented. Here in N. America the city of Jamestown,New York State is named after James Prendergast the most prominent citizen from the pioneering days. For all those people with the name being made fun of, a word of advice, state that it is phonetic, if they do not understand you should not be associating with a waste of human genetic material.
Hullo - my maiden name was Prendergast. I came from Hyde, Central OtAGO, N.Z. and my grandfather came from Ireland, (County Clare) as a child. His father was out here looking for gold after being in Australia first. He didn't find any but took up his trade of baking (very handy on the goldfields). He was married to Ellen Bourke from Ireland
John De Prendergast
Hi Eileen...had to reply to your post. I am originally from the Prendergast family in Limerick, but left Ireland back in 1984 and since then I have travelled far and wide As a kid I lived in Kilkee in County Clare. I remember hearing about the Kilkee Prendergasts who were ... Bakers !! sounds like your family :) As I remember there were 2 brothers who had a bakery together in Kilkee and one up and left for Australia
HI Eileen, I too am a Prendergast from Hyde, central Otago, New Zealand. Who were your parents and where are you now?
Came across this Eilleen is my aunty her Parents were Thomas Bourke and Ruby Prendergast.
email me at email@example.com and I will sent you a family tree.
Eileen (nee Prendergast) Auckram
to :George,29 sept 2011- My clan is from Clonmel(Knocknaree) area. Grandma was Ellen (Haney)(Wall) Prendergast. Granddad was John Prendergast(Rathgormack.
Hi David, I would really like to talk to you about John and Ellen Prendergast, so I hope you get this!
robert seberry nugent
Hi David , in about 1849/50 a John Ormond from Ballymacarbry married a Mary Prendergast b 1822 in Glasha , 3 of their sons became priests and 2 daughters became nuns , does this ring a bell with you ? Bob, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact me;the email@example.com. My gran last pender in rathgormack,i still live in the homestead
Read your history. Irish slaves in Barbados. Name comes from Irish slaves.
only a descendant,but have traced my Grandmother back to Clonmel Tpperary.also found a lady + son from Jamaica,she was on a trip to U.S.A, AFTER BEING MANUMITTED,ex slave,her son was a worker on the Panama Canal during its consruction. you may also be proud of the fact that that there is also a medal of honour man in our history,we wont mention the Kansas City crime boss too often tho' will we!!!!
george,saw your post about clonmel people
The lady and son from Jamaica...could they be James Maria Richardson and Mary Prendergast? When i look up the Family Search Website i see an Aubrey James Richardson though and i wonder if this was my granddad. Sometimes they make mistakes with the names. Mary Prendergast was married to James Richardson. Hence my granddad J. richardson born in 1886....gosh i'm feeling old now lol.
George o'neal prendergast
My name is George o'neal Prendergast I born in Jamaica I am a black man now 37 year old live in Georgia people say that I look Irish so I just wanna find out more about my family tree .I also go by the name Roger
George/Roger, there are many black Prendergasts scattered throughout the Caribean and America, descended from Irish indentured labourers, exiled rebels, economic migrants, adventurers, etc. Teddy Pendergrass is our most famous black kinsman.
Hi Im Paddy Prendergast from Limerick, Ireland
John De Prendergast
Hi PaddyP... long time no talk. Drop a line when you have the time
I am Prendergast by marriage. Heard two brothers came from Ireland to Jamaica and each settled in two different parts of the country. I also understand that prior to that there was a slavemaster named Prendergast that may be responsible for some of us Prendergast in Jamaica. Cant answer much questions but thought this info may assist some people.
Very interesting stuff
Be sure to checkout https://www.facebook.com/Prendergasts !
I followed the link hoping to meet up with Prendergasts - but got nowhere...as typically occurs when I try to navigate facebook. Can you be more specific?
Hey Guys! My name is Laura Prendergast I'm 20 and live in Devon. was born in london though :). Not gonna lie this is really quite strange. Im loving the Prendo love though lol. bit creepy to think that we could all be related in some way shape or form :S x
Hi I'm Simon Prendergast, my father was born in the east end of London but his father and immediate family are all from Clonmel, Ireland. I've lived in the South of England for the last 30 years and have yet to meet another Prendergast.
Hi Simon, Hi Simon, Tried to contact you on face book, no luck. I am part of your Clonmel family. Please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Maurie P.
Hi i'm David prendergast, i was born in kilkenny Ireland but currently live in south east uk . Good to see our clan still going strong all across the world. Prendy79@hotmail.com
Hi im Thomas Prendergast ,born in Kilkenny now lives in Carlow
Hi, I´m Sian Barry Prendergast. I live in Sweden but I was born in London. My father John is an englishman but his father was irish. I love my name beacuse it´s only me and my two sons who has it here in Sweden. God bless you all!
Hi -Paul Prendergast from Christchurch,New Zealand.Nickname "Prendo" also!Great Grandparents all from Ireland down south somewhere.Knew about the Normans-hard-arse bastards by the sounds of it!
Paul, are you brother Des's son? If you are you should get a copy of the family tree which my first cousin, Kevin Thompson did many years ago. It is interesting to know your history
im dave prendergast from southampton, england. Nick name is prendy. Loving the prendy love. My dad was born in england but his dad was born in ireland and so forth as far back as the 15th century. I wonder if it goes back further.
Hi David, my dad was called "Prendy" by his friends, too. He even had his car license plate with "Prendy" on it! Kathleen Prendergast
Yah I'm only like 13 but my cuz thinks I look like Vince Vaughn
I'm Matt also a Prendergast my nickname is Prendo wat r some of you're nicknames
Good morning all...I'm David Pendergraft in central Florida in the USA. I'm interested in whether anyone has ever found a map showing the location of the town of Brontegeest in Flanders,the basis for the original name. All I've found is that it was near Ghent.
hi my name is also prendegast, i too am a good person who fell foul of the law, at a young age, i am trying to get my life together but i am unlucky and keep getting caught, robbing and shoplifting i, i can not find work you see, but hey what the hell i did not realise us prendos were from famous stock rock on the normans hey does that make me a viking?
sean cathal prendergast
hello evereyone! im sean cathal prendergast, from harrogate, england! proud to be a member of this family!!!!
Omg I am also called Lewis Prendergast ... That is quite strange !!!
Colin Patrick Tarr
I am originally from Wales, I migrated to Canada in 1967, my Mother's maiden name was Prendergast, her family was from Waterford in Ireland and settled in Cardiff S. Wales, because of the potato famine or so I was led to believe. .
Hi I am from Jamaica, I also heard my father grand father are one of the 2 brothers who came from Ireland and populated all our Jamaican Irish Prendergast . How can we find out more about these brothers, their names, where is Ireland are they from. How can we chase our heritage and know more. I would love to simplify this curiosity that allow me to stumble on the Prendergast forum. After all this name is unique and we all must be from one blood line and lineage. Please contact me at email@example.com if you can share some information. Thanks and good luck to the Prendergast families who are destined to know more about us .
Christine Prendergast, Brisbane
Hey, I am Christine Prendergast, 4 brothers (Bernard, Norman,William, James & sister Melissa. We are having fun tracing our grandad . Wiilljam Ballard P. He came from New Zealand. Mum & dad were John and Mary P (but he is not listed as one of there 5 children) who travelled from Ireland to Wales then NZ. William married Mary Homan (in tenterfield, australia) who was 17, then promptly left. John may have been a magistrate in NZ. We have a grave site in Toowong cementary, but no other info. Appreciate any help . Christine. firstname.lastname@example.org