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The Prosper surname comes from the personal name Prospero, from the Latin word "prosperus," meaning "prosperous," or "fortunate."

Prosper Early Origins



The surname Prosper was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

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Prosper Spelling Variations


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Prosper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prosperi, Prosperini, Prospero, Prosperina, Prosperino, Prospera and many more.

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Prosper Early History


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Prosper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prosper research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1494, 1574, 1607, 1633, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Prosper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prosper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prosper Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prosper 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: Antoini Prosperi, who settled in Alabama in 1868; Michele Prosperi, age 24, who arrived in New York on Aug. 7, 1880, aboard the "Egadi"; F. Prospero, age 33, who arrived in New York on April 23, 1883, aboard the "Utopia".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prosper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prosper (post 1700)



  • Pierre-Richard Prosper (1963-2001), American lawyer and former government official, former second United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues (2001 to 2005)
  • Pierre-Richard Prosper (b. 1963), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to, 2001-
  • Peter Prosper (b. 1969), Trinidadian footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
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    The Prosper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prosper 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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