name Proger is a patronymic
surname created from the Welsh personal name
Roger. The surname Proger was originally ap-Roger: the distinctive Welsh
patronymic prefix "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.
Early Origins of the Proger family
The surname Proger was first found in Monmouthshire
(Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Proger family
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Proger Spelling Variations
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh
surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations
of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh
society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales
could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Proger has seen various spelling variations: Proger, Progers, Prodger and others.
Early Notables of the Proger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Proger family to the New World and Oceana
migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh
families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Proger: Richard Prodger, who came to Virginia in 1607, thirteen years before the " Mayflower"; William Progers, who settled in Barbados in 1654; and Thomas Progers who settled in Virginia in 1774..