Prokop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Prokop family

The surname Prokop was first found in Silesia, where the family established itself in ancient times.

Early History of the Prokop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prokop research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1532, 1719, 1652, 1718, 1686, 1721, 1797, 1794 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Prokop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Prokop Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Prokopp, Prokop, Prokopf, Procop, Prockop, Procoff, Brokopp, Brokopf, Brokof, Brocuff, Proksch, Broksch, Prokusch, Prokesch, Brokesch, Brockhof and many more.

Early Notables of the Prokop family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Prokop were Jan Brokoff, also known as Johann Brokoff, (1652-1718) a German Baroque sculptor and carver; and his son, Michael Johann Joseph Brokoff (1686-1721), a Czech...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prokop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Prokop family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Broksch and Anna Elizabeth, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1743; Theresa Brockhoff, who arrived in Texas in 1846; Henry Brockhoff, who settled in Minnesota in 1853.


Contemporary Notables of the name Prokop (post 1700) +

  • Julius Joseph Prokop Jr., American accountant and a retail sales company executive, Louisiana
  • Austin Prokop (1921-1980), American Olympic fencer
  • Joseph Prokop, former professional American football player
  • Matt Prokop (b. 1990), American actor
  • Susan Prokop, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996 [1]
  • Stanley A. Prokop (1909-1977), American Democrat politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1959-61; Defeated, 1960 [1]
  • Rose E. Prokop, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stratford; Elected 1946, 1948 [1]
  • Joseph Prokop, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Oxford, 1940 [1]
  • Gert Prokop (b. 1932), German writer of science fiction and crime
  • Gerhard "Gerd" Prokop (1939-2002), German football player and manager
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Prokop Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ex oriente lux
Motto Translation: the direction of sunrise


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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