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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.

Profit Early Origins



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, 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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Profit Spelling Variations


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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.

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Profit Early History


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Profit Early History



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

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Profit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Profit Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Profit 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Profit (post 1700)


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. 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.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Profit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Profit 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 17 September 2015 at 07:53.

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