When Dudley Hill Prescott was born on 20 August 1808, in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John H Prescott, was 43 and his mother, Deborah Hill, was 35. He married Ann Whittier about 1833, in Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. He died in December 1865, at the age of 57.
English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside), Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, and Devon, all of which are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire, and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland, being recorded there first in the 15th century.
History: John Prescott of Standish, Lancaster, England, arrived in NewEngland in 1640 and in 1643 was one of the first settlers ofLancaster, MA. His descendants include several prominent Americans ofthe revolutionary war, including Samuel Prescott, born in Concord, MA,in 1751, whose fame lies in completing the midnight ride of warning in1775 after Paul Revere was captured.