Propert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Propert is of Welsh origin, and is derived from the Welsh patronymic name "Ap-Robert," which means "a son of Robert." The distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ab" or "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.
Early Origins of the Propert family
The surname Propert was first found in at Pant Glas near the village of Trelleck, county of Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where Thomas ap Robert (d. 1536), son of Robert ap Jenkins (d. 1509), gentleman usher of King Henry VII was found. Thomas' son Walter was the first to bear the Propert surname. Another early reference finds the family name at Chirk, on the Welsh border.
Early History of the Propert family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Propert research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1570, 1646, 1632, 1629, 1617, 1677, 1661, 1677, 1645, 1719, 1663, 1664 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Propert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Propert Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Probert, Probbert, Propert, Proput, Probutt, Probat, Probart, Proppert, Rotpert, Rotperd, Brobert, Bropert, Broppert, Probat and many more.
Early Notables of the Propert family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir George Probert (c.1617-1677), Welsh politician from Pant Glas, Raglan, Monmouthshire, Member of the Parliament of England for Monmouth Boroughs from 1661 to 1677. His son, Henry Probert (1645-1719?) was a Welsh anti-Catholic activist and politician. He...
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Migration of the Propert family to Ireland
Some of the Propert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Propert migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Propert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Propert, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1860
Contemporary Notables of the name Propert (post 1700) +
- Henry J. Propert, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 12th District, 1951-64 
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