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Prosise is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Prosise comes from the medieval given name Ambrose, which was in turn derived from the Latin Ambrosius, which means immortal. The name Ambrose was extremely popular and spread rapidly because of devotion to Saint Ambrose, who lived during the 4th century and was one of the four Fathers of the Western Christian church.

Prosise Early Origins



The surname Prosise was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor in that county. Some say that this name is descended from the Greek, meaning "immortal or divine," but it is more likely that the name is Norman and is taken from one of the great fathers of the Latin Church. Pierre de Ambroise was the Seigneur of Chaumont in Normandy and was living in 1440, apparently the surviving Norman branch of the family name. This family intermarried with the descendants of King Charles VII of France and is directly descended from Jacqueline, the King's mistress. The family were settled in Lancashire soon after the Norman Conquest.

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Prosise Spelling Variations


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Prosise Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Ambroase, Ambrose, Ambross, Ambroyse, Ambrusious, Ambrusius, Ambros, Ambroise, Ambrorrows, Ambroroughs, Ambury, Amburys, Amborows, Ambroraes, Ambesace, MacAmbrose, McAmbrose and many more.

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Prosise Early History


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Prosise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prosise research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1488, 1499 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Prosise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prosise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prosise Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prosise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prosise In Ireland


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Prosise In Ireland



Some of the Prosise family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Prosise or a variant listed above:

Prosise Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lawrence Prosise, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Fort Jay, N.Y., in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prosise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prosise (post 1700)



  • Mike Prosise, American actor, known for The Time Will Come (2014), A Chosen Family and Near Miss (2007)
  • Donny Prosise, American actor and composer, known for Blunt Offerings (2013)
  • Jeff Prosise, American technical author on Microsoft Windows applications
  • C. J. Prosise (b. 1994), American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Prosise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prosise 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 8 September 2017 at 12:12.

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