Proud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Proud family

The surname Proud was first found in Bedfordshire where some of the first records of the family were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Hugh le Proude; and Robert le Proud. The same rolls listed: John Prude in Buckinghamshire; Cristina le Prute in Oxfordshire; and Herbert le Prute in Wiltshire. [1]

Two sources postulates that the name was "perhaps from Old English personal name Prud, and perhaps connected with Pryde." [2] [3]

Early History of the Proud family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Proud research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1409, 1391, 1394, 1783 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Proud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Proud Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Proud, Proude, Prout, Prowd and others.

Early Notables of the Proud family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Proud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Proud migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Proud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anne Proud, who landed in Virginia in 1696 [4]
Proud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Proud, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [4]
  • William Proud, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Proud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Proud, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Canada Proud migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Proud Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. James Proud U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]

Australia Proud migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Proud Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Proud, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham" [6]

New Zealand Proud migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Proud Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Proud, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Sarah Ann Proud, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • George Proud, aged 5, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Eliza Proud, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Thomas Proud, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Proud (post 1700) +

  • Robert M. Proud, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 3rd Maryland District, 1879 [7]
  • Clifford J. Proud, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1993 [7]
  • Joseph Proud (1745-1826), English minister of the ‘new church,’ born at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
  • Linda Proud (b. 1949), English writer on cultural and philosophical themes
  • Roland Barton 'Bill' Proud (1919-1961), English cricketer
  • David Proud (b. 1983), English actor
  • Harold John Granville Ellis Proud (1906-1995), English RAF Air Commodore
  • Edward Wilfrid Proud (b. 1930), pioneering British postal historian and philatelic writer
  • Andrew John Proud (b. 1955), Area Bishop for the Horn of Africa in the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
  • Pip Proud (1947-2010), Australian singer-songwriter, poet, novelist and dramatist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate