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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsPrestland, Pressland, Presland, Presstland

Meaning & History

From Middle English prest priest "priest" and land "landed property land" (Old English prēost land) meaning "land that belonged to priests". The name may be topographic for one who lived near or worked on the priest's land or toponymic from a place so named such as Priestland in Bunbury (Cheshire) Pressland in Hatherleigh (Devon) or Priestlands in Horley (Surrey) which belonged to Reigate Priory.
Added 6/12/2023 by Paradiso36