Proude History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Proude family

The surname Proude 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 Proude family

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

Proude Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Proude family (pre 1700)

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


United States Proude migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Proude Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Proude, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [4]

Canada Proude migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Proude Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Proude, aged 33 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing 18th April 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 26th June 1847 but she died on board [5]

Australia Proude migration to Australia +

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

Proude Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Proude, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola" [6]

New Zealand Proude 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:

Proude Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • R. Proude, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Anne Proude, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Ann Proude, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Lizzie Proude, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Tom Proude, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Proude (post 1700) +

  • John Proude, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Senate 6th District, 1922 [7]


  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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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