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The ancient Scottish name Profitt is carried by the descendents of the Pictish 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)


Profitt Early Origins



The surname Profitt 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)


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Profitt Spelling Variations


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Profitt Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Profitt has appeared Proffit, Profat, Profet, Profett, Profit, Prophat, Prophet and many more.

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Profitt Early History


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Profitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Profitt research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Profitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Profitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Profitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Profitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Profitt In Ireland


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Profitt In Ireland



Some of the Profitt 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Profitt name:

Profitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas David Profitt, aged 31 who arrived at Berbice British Guiana in 1905
  • Thomas David Profitt, aged 43, destined for New York in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Profitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Profitt (post 1700)



  • Larry D. and Margaret E. Profitt, American former co-owners of KWDP, an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Waldport, Oregon
  • Thomas James "Tommee" Profitt, American music producer
  • Tara Profitt, American Paralympic silver medalist table tennis player at the 2011 Parapan American Games
  • David Profitt, British media executive from the Chrysalis Group who was involved in the buy-out of Pavilion Books Holdings Ltd, an English publishing company
  • Vic Profitt (1898-1978), Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong (1924-1925)

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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The Profitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Profitt 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 25 August 2017 at 09:59.

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