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Proudfit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Proudfit family


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.

Early History of the Proudfit family


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Proudfit Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Proudfit family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Proudfit family to Ireland


Some of the Proudfit family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Proudfit family to the New World and Oceana


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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Proudfit (post 1700)


  • John W. Proudfit, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County, 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John G. Proudfit, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1968 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George E. Proudfit, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1936 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Andrew Proudfit (1820-1883), American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1869-71 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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

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