Probert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Probert 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 Probert family
The surname Probert 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 Probert surname. Another early reference finds the family name at Chirk, on the Welsh border.
Early History of the Probert family
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Probert 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 Probert 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...
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Migration of the Probert family to Ireland
Some of the Probert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Probert migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Probert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Probert, who immigrated to Virginia in 1663
- John Probert, who settled in Maryland in 1678
- John Probert, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
- John Probert, who landed in Maryland in 1678 
- Henry Probert, who landed in Virginia in 1699 
Probert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Walter Probert, who arrived in Virginia in 1712
- Walter Probert, who landed in Virginia in 1712 
- Alice Probert, a British convict transported to Maryland in 1724
Probert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Probert, aged 47, who arrived in New York in 1862 
- Thomas Probert, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872 
- Thomas Probert, who arrived in New York, New York in 1872
- James Probert, who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1878
- James Probert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 
Probert migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Probert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Edward Probert, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia 
- Thomas Probert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Jenny Lind" in 1850 
- John Probert, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
- John Probert, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
Probert migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Probert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Probert, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jura" in 1861
- Louisa Probert, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
- Margaret Probert, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
- William Probert, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
- Ellen Probert, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
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Contemporary Notables of the name Probert (post 1700) +
- Ann Linen Probert, American contemporary amateur golfer from New Jersey, recipient of the United States Golf Association's (USGA) Ike Grainger Award
- George Probert (1927-2015), American jazz clarinetist, soprano saxophonist, and bandleader active principally on the Dixieland jazz revival circuit
- Matthew "Matt" Probert, American publisher and founder of the Probert Encyclopaedia, a defunct online encyclopedia containing over 110,000 entries in 1993
- Andrew Probert (b. 1946), American film artist from Independence, Missouri, best known for his work on Back to the Future (1985), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
- William John Probert (b. 1924), American business executive and civic official
- William Probert (1790-1870), Welsh unitarian minister, was born at Painscastle, Radnorshire
- Carl Harvie Probert (b. 1975), Fiji five-time Olympic swimmer and National Record holder, gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist
- Michelle Probert (b. 1960), birth name of Michelle Scutt, English silver medalist from Liverpool at the 1982 Commonwealth Games
- John Wale Probert (d. 1847), British Navy lieutenant
- William Probert (d. 1825), British alcohol merchant who was an accessory in the famous "Elstree Murder" of 1823
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Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JENNY LIND 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JennyLind.gif