The distinguished surname Probart is of Welsh
origin, and is derived from the Welsh patronymic
name "Ap-Robert," which means "a son of Robert." The distinctive Welsh
patronymic prefix "ab" or "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.
Early Origins of the Probart family
The surname Probart was first found in at Pant Glas near the village of Trelleck, county of Monmouthshire
(Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where Thomas ap Robert (d. 1536), son of Robert ap Jenkins (d. 1509), gentleman usher of King Henry VII was found. Thomas' son Walter was the first to bear the Probart surname. Another early reference finds the family name at Chirk, on the Welsh
Early History of the Probart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Probart research.Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1570, 1646, 1632, 1629, 1617, 1677, 1661, 1677, 1645, 1719, 1663, 1664 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Probart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Probart Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Probert, Probbert, Propert, Proput, Probutt, Probat, Probart, Proppert, Rotpert, Rotperd, Brobert, Bropert, Broppert, Probat and many more.
Early Notables of the Probart family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir George Probert (c.1617-1677), Welsh
politician from Pant Glas, Raglan, Monmouthshire
, Member of the Parliament of England
for Monmouth Boroughs from 1661 to 1677. His son, Henry Probert (1645-1719?) was a Welsh
anti-Catholic activist and politician. He... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Probart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Probart family to Ireland
Some of the Probart family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 164 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Probart family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Probat, who was sent to Barbados in 1659 as a servant; John Probert, who immigrated to Virginia in 1663; John Probert, who settled in Maryland in 1678.