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Profit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



When Profit was first used as a surname among the ancient Scottish people, it was a name for a person who played the part of a prophet in a medieval pageant. However, another source claims "this name owes its origin to an ancestor who had enacted such a part in mediaeval pageant. and the suggestion is not unlikely." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Early Origins of the Profit family


The surname Profit 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.

One of the first records of the family was William Propheta who was charter witness in Aberdeen in 1281. Later, John Profite was admitted burgess of the same burgh in 1440. A few years later, Thom Propheit appears as "mair of the quarter of Brechin" and sheriff-depute of Forfar in 1473. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Early History of the Profit family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Profit research.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1450, 1470 and 1467 are included under the topic Early Profit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Profit Spelling Variations


The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Profit has been spelled Proffit, Profat, Profet, Profett, Profit, Prophat, Prophet and many more.

Early Notables of the Profit family (pre 1700)


Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Profit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Profit family to Ireland


Some of the Profit family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Profit family to the New World and Oceana


This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Profit:

Profit Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonas Profit, who was on record in Virginia in 1606

Profit Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rafael Profit, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Esperanza" from Havana, Cuba [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67P-QTT : 6 December 2014), Rafael Profit, 02 Jun 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Esperanza, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Johan Profit, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Zulia" from Maracaibo [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CX-CW1 : 6 December 2014), Johan Profit, 31 Dec 1920; citing departure port Maracaibo, arrival port New York, ship name Zulia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Luis R. Profit, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Huron" from Dominican Ports via Turks Island [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66H-94Q : 6 December 2014), Luis R. Profit, 29 Oct 1920; citing departure port Dominican Ports via Turks Island, arrival port New York, ship name Huron, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Profit (post 1700)


  • Bronta Laron Profit (b. 1977), American professional basketball coach and former player
  • Joe Profit (b. 1949), former American NFL football running back who played from 1971 to 1974
  • Richard "Rich" Profit (b. 1974), English mountaineer, sailor, former British Army officer and polar adventurer who took part in the 2007 Polar Race

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67P-QTT : 6 December 2014), Rafael Profit, 02 Jun 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Esperanza, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CX-CW1 : 6 December 2014), Johan Profit, 31 Dec 1920; citing departure port Maracaibo, arrival port New York, ship name Zulia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66H-94Q : 6 December 2014), Luis R. Profit, 29 Oct 1920; citing departure port Dominican Ports via Turks Island, arrival port New York, ship name Huron, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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