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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- [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peter Prosper (b. 1969), Trinidadian footballer

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Prosper Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. 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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