Probat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Probat 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 Probat family

The surname Probat 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 Probat surname. Another early reference finds the family name at Chirk, on the Welsh border.

Early History of the Probat family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Probat research. Another 175 words (12 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 Probat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Probat Spelling Variations

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 Probat 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 Probat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Probat family to Ireland

Some of the Probat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Probat migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Probat Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jon Probat, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Thomas Probat, who was sent to Barbados in 1659 as a servant


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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