The Prosper surname comes from the personal name
Prospero, from the Latin word "prosperus," meaning "prosperous," or "fortunate."
Early Origins of the Prosper family
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.
Early History of the Prosper family
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Prosper Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Prosperi, Prosperini, Prospero, Prosperina, Prosperino, Prospera and many more.
Early Notables of the Prosper family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prosper family to the New World and Oceana
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 ".
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- CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Peter Prosper (b. 1969), Trinidadian footballer