The name: Primrose is coming from the lands of primrose in the parish of Dunfermline. It has been suggested that it originally came from the old British, "prenn rhos: meaning 'tree of the moor'. The Primroses were well settled in Fife, and particulary around the Abbey of Culross. Henry Primrose, who was believed to be born abt 1490, had four sons and one daughter. 
Henry Primrose was born 1490 in Culross, Fife, Scotland, and died April 1576 in Scotland He married Unknown Primrose abt 1509 in Culross, Fifeshire, Scotland Children of Henry Primrose and Mrs Henry Primrose are 
David Primerose, b. 1520, Culross, Fife, Scotland169, d. 1574, Culross, Fife, Scotland he married Janet Blaw (Bleau)
Henry Primrose (b 1490) is mentioned in the Culross charters of 1543 onwards (Reg. Mag. Sig. 8.12.1586) and Rets. and Decreets lxiii 379; Privy Council Register vol.4 p 350; Protocol Book of James Primrose of Newlands) . He had at least 4 sons and possibly also James of Newlands clerk of Culross and Peter of Burnbrae who died 1584 (Edinburgh Testaments).