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The Proudfit surname comes from the Middle English word "prod," meaning "proud," and "fote," meaning "foot." As such, it is thought to have originally been a nickname for someone with strutting or swaggering gait.

Proudfit Early Origins



The surname Proudfit was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Proudfit Spelling Variations


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Proudfit Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Proudfoot, Proudfont, Proudfoote and others.

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Proudfit Early History


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Proudfit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Proudfit research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1269, 1303, and 1689 are included under the topic Early Proudfit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Proudfit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Proudfit Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Proudfit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Proudfit In Ireland


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Proudfit In Ireland



Some of the Proudfit family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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: Mathew Proudfoot, who came to New England in 1750; John Proudfoot, who settled in Virginia in 1774; and Richard Proudfoot, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1808..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Proudfit (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Proudfit (post 1700)



  • John W. Proudfit, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County, 1844
  • John G. Proudfit, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1968
  • George E. Proudfit, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1936
  • Andrew Proudfit (1820-1883), American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1869-71

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Proudfit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Proudfit 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 10:03.

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