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

Proffer Early Origins



The surname Proffer 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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Proffer Spelling Variations


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Proffer Spelling Variations



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

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Proffer Early History


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Proffer Early History



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

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Proffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Proffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Proffer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Proffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Proffer, aged 40, who landed in America from Gallacia, in 1892

Proffer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederico Proffer, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Proffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Proffer (post 1700)



  • Spencer Proffer (b. 1948), born Salek Profesorski, an American media and record producer
  • Ellendea Proffer Teasley (b. 1944), American author, publisher, and translator of Russian literature
  • Robert Lee Proffer (b. 1909), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1943-46; Member of Texas State Senate, 1947-50 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Marvin E. Proffer, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Cape Girardeau County; Elected 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Heather Proffer, American politician, Representative from Texas 12th District, 1996 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carl Proffer, American politician, Representative from Texas 16th District, 1996 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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The Proffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Proffer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 21 February 2017 at 03:14.

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