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The ancient Scottish name Prophet is carried by the descendents of the Pictish people. It was a name for a person who played the part of a prophet in a medieval pageant.

Prophet Early Origins



The surname Prophet was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Prophet Spelling Variations


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Prophet Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Prophet has been written Proffit, Profat, Profet, Profett, Profit, Prophat, Prophet and many more.

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Prophet Early History


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Prophet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prophet research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1281 and 1446 are included under the topic Early Prophet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prophet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prophet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prophet 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



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Prophet:

Prophet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Silvester Prophet, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • Silvester Prophet, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • Frederich Prophet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

Prophet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Prophet, who arrived in New York in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prophet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prophet (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Clare Prophet (1939-2009), American New Age minister, self-proclaimed prophet, author, orator and writer
  • Charles William "Chuck" Prophet (b. 1963), American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
  • Orval William Prophet (1922-1984), Canadian country music singer and songwriter, inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
  • David Prophet (1937-1981), English racing driver from Silverstone, Northamptonshire
  • Ronald Lawrence Victor "Ronnie" Prophet (b. 1937), Canadian two-time Juno Award winning country musician and comedy performer, known for "The Ronnie Prophet Show" (1974), inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Prophet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prophet 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 24 June 2016 at 09:56.

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