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The Proffant surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place name in Glasgow.

Early Origins of the Proffant family


The surname Proffant was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Early History of the Proffant family

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Early History of the Proffant family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Proffant research.
Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1258, 1489 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Proffant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Proffant Spelling Variations

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Proffant Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Provan, Provand, Provender, Proven and others.

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Early Notables of the Proffant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Proffant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Proffant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Proffant family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Provan who arrived in Philadelphia in 1890; John Provender settled in New England in 1663.

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