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Prokop Early Origins



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

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Prokop Spelling Variations


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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.

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Prokop Early History


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Prokop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prokop research. Another 191 words (14 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.

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Prokop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prokop Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prokop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prokop (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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
  • Rose E. Prokop, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stratford; Elected 1946, 1948
  • Joseph Prokop, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Oxford, 1940
  • Julius Joseph Prokop Jr., accountant and a retail sales company executive, Louisiana
  • 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.)

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Motto


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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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Prokop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prokop 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 9 November 2015 at 10:00.

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