Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Prentice comes from an English surname, a shortened form of apprentice, referring to someone who is being trained in a specific trade or craft. It comes from Old French aprentis (apprentice) via aprendre (to learn; to teach) from Latin apprehendere (to take hold, to grasp; to learn), made up of ad- (to, towards, at) + prehendō (lay hold of, seize), both deriving from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Prentis (English)
  • Prentiss (English)
  • Prentise (English)
  • Prentyce (English)
  • Prentys (Old English)
  • Prentiz (Old English)


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