Crest: An angel, Proper
Motto: Praesto Ut Praestem (I undertake what I may preform)
Origin of Name: Territorial, from barony of same name
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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The surname Preston comes from the barony of Preston, or Prestoun, which was later called Gourtoun, and then finally Craigmillar in Midlothian.
In 1222, Alured de Preston is recorded as a witness to a charter, and sometime between 1240 and 1250, Lyulph, son of Lyulph de Preston had a charter for a piece of land in Linlithgow from John Albus, which he later made over to Neubotel (now Newbattle) Abbey.
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