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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


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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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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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