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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
  • Marvin E. Proffer, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Cape Girardeau County; Elected 1964
  • Heather Proffer, American politician, Representative from Texas 12th District, 1996
  • Carl Proffer, American politician, Representative from Texas 16th District, 1996

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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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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