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The Provine surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place name in Glasgow.

Provine Early Origins



The surname Provine was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Provine Early History


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Provine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Provine research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1258, 1489 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Provine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Provine Spelling Variations


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Provine Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Provan, Provand, Provender, Proven and others.

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Provine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Provine Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Provine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Provan who arrived in Philadelphia in 1890; John Provender settled in New England in 1663.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Provine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Provine (post 1700)



  • William B. Provine (1942-2015), American historian of science and of evolutionary biology and population genetics
  • Dorothy Michelle Provine (1935-2010), American singer, dancer, actress, and comedienne
  • William H. Provine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Walter M. Provine, American Republican politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Illinois, 1926-31; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928, 1952 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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