Recorded as Prendervall, Prendeville, Prenderville, Prendiville, as well as the associated and more popular Prenergast, Prendergast, and others, this is a locational surname. Whilst it can be found in rare pockets in parts of the British Isles, and especially County Kerry, Ireland, it is ultimately of pre 10th century Flemish origins. It seems that a village called Brontegeest, existed in the province of Flanders, and this name was taken by Flemish settlers to Normandy. The name with Prendergast, was brought to England by followers of Duke William of Normandy in the famous Conquest of 1066.
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