Proffer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Proffer family

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.

Early History of the Proffer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Proffer research. Another 107 words (8 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.

Proffer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Proffer family (pre 1700)

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


United States Proffer migration to the United States +

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 immigrated to the United States, in 1922

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]
  • Marvin E. Proffer, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Cape Girardeau County; Elected 1964 [1]
  • Heather Proffer, American politician, Representative from Texas 12th District, 1996 [1]
  • Carl Proffer, American politician, Representative from Texas 16th District, 1996 [1]
  • Ellendea Proffer Teasley (b. 1944), American author, publisher, and translator of Russian literature


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


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