Prock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Prock family

The surname Prock was first found in Silesia, where the family established itself in ancient times.

Early History of the Prock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prock research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1532, 1719, 1652, 1718, 1686, 1721, 1797, 1794 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Prock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Prock Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Prock family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Prock were Jan Brokoff, also known as Johann Brokoff, (1652-1718) a German Baroque sculptor and carver; and his son, Michael Johann Joseph Brokoff (1686-1721), a Czech...
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New Zealand Prock 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:

Prock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Pauline Prock, (b. 1855), aged 28, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Westland" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 3rd October 1883 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Prock (post 1700) +

  • Markus Prock (b. 1964), Austrian eighteen-time gold medalist luger who competed between 1983 and 2002


The Prock Motto +

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


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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