Meaning and Origin of: Prentice

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Apprentice

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish and English : from a reduced form of Middle English, Old French aprentis ‘apprentice’ (from Old French aprendre ‘to learn’, ‘to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.