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Where did the German Proksch family come from? What is the German Proksch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Proksch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Proksch family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Prokopp, Prokop, Prokopf, Procop, Prockop, Procoff, Brokopp, Brokopf, Brokof, Brocuff, Proksch, Broksch, Prokusch, Prokesch, Brokesch, Brockhof and many more.

First found in Silesia, where the family established itself in ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Proksch research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1532, 1719, 1652, 1718, 1686, 1721, 1797, 1794 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Proksch History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 111 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Proksch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Broksch and Anna Elizabeth, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1743; Theresa Brockhoff, who arrived in Texas in 1846; Henry Brockhoff, who settled in Minnesota in 1853.

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ex oriente lux
Motto Translation: the direction of sunrise

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  1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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The Proksch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Proksch Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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