I found your conversation while working on my family history. My maiden name is DePriest and most of my siblings, and parents live in Alaska.
I need to learn more about this web site and forum you are using, and possibly add my families data to what others have created here. In the mean time, I love the conversation!I recall stories that our family name was originally sounded like "DuPrey" - with a roll of the tongue. (a little difficult to describe)I think is was not spelled this way though.
I have some family photos to upload and share with others. Thank you for the great information and efforts of gathering information!