Prodgers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Welsh name Prodgers is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Roger. The surname Prodgers was originally ap-Roger: the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.
Early Origins of the Prodgers family
The surname Prodgers was first found in Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Prodgers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prodgers research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1621 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Prodgers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prodgers Spelling Variations
Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Prodgers name over the years has been spelled Proger, Progers, Prodger and others.
Early Notables of the Prodgers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prodgers family
Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Prodgers: Richard Prodger, who came to Virginia in 1607, thirteen years before the " Mayflower"; William Progers, who settled in Barbados in 1654; and Thomas Progers who settled in Virginia in 1774..
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