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The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the ancestors of the first to use Proffitt as a name. It was a name for a person who played the part of a prophet in a medieval pageant.

Proffitt Early Origins



The surname Proffitt was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Proffitt Spelling Variations


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Proffitt Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Proffitt has been spelled Proffit, Profat, Profet, Profett, Profit, Prophat, Prophet and many more.

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Proffitt Early History


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Proffitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Proffitt research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1281 and 1446 are included under the topic Early Proffitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Proffitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Proffitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Proffitt 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Proffitt:

Proffitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Proffitt, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Robert Proffitt, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1895

Proffitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur H. Proffitt, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Annie Proffitt, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Edgerton Proffitt, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Effie Proffitt, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Garfied Proffitt, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Proffitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Proffitt (post 1700)



  • Dan Proffitt, American production designer and actor, known for Way Darker Than You Think (2011) and No Service (2012)
  • Billie Proffitt (b. 1986), American actress, known for The Dead Undead (2010), Mind of Mencia (2005) and Wild West Tech (2003)
  • Ryan Proffitt, American actor, known for Andrew Jackson (2007), Love Transcends (2010) and The Vampire Diaries (2009)
  • Thacher Proffitt, American co-founder of Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP, an American law firm in 1848
  • Ethel Maude Proffitt (1895-1982), American lawyer
  • Kathryn Linda Haycock Proffitt (b. 1951), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Malta, 1997
  • Eugene Proffitt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Stone County, 1964
  • Frank Proffitt (1913-1965), American folk singer and banjo player
  • Charles Proffitt, American Publisher
  • Steve Proffitt, American radio journalist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Proffitt Historic Events


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Proffitt Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Proffitt, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Proffitt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. 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.
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    11. ...

    The Proffitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Proffitt 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 August 2016 at 07:02.

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