de Prendergast, de Priondragás A surname of Cambro-Norman origin, derived from Prendergast, a parish in Pembrokeshire in Wales. Maurice de Prendergast accompanied Strongbow to Ireland. This family established themselves early in Wexford. Subsequently they established themselves in Connacht. Also see Morris. In 1890 Prendergast was principally found in Mayo, Dublin and Waterford, and the estimated number of bearers was 2,330. In the United States Prendergast is the 6,733rd most numerous surname with an estimated 5,500 bearers.
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