name Progers is a patronymic
surname created from the Welsh personal name
Roger. The surname Progers 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 Progers family
The surname Progers 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 Progers family
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Progers Spelling Variations
have an extremely large amount of spelling variations
of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales
were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Progers have included Proger, Progers, Prodger and others.
Early Notables of the Progers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Progers family to the New World and Oceana
During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales
journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Progers:
Progers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Progers, who settled in Barbados in 1654
Progers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Progers who settled in Virginia in 1774