Where did the surname Pritchard origin from? The name is believed to origin from the personal name Richard and was originally "ap-Richard", Welsh meaning "son of Richard".
Pritchard are known to have a lot of different spelling variation and therefor it might be a bit difficult to track down ancestors of Pritchard's without knowing about these variations, among them Prichard, Prickard, Pritchard and so on.
First found around 1066 AD in Glamorganshire.House of Names
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