The Proffent surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place name in Glasgow.
Early Origins of the Proffent family
The surname Proffent 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.
Early History of the Proffent family
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Proffent Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Provan, Provand, Provender, Proven and others.
Early Notables of the Proffent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Proffent 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