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The Proudfoot 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.

Proudfoot Early Origins



The surname Proudfoot 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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Proudfoot Spelling Variations


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Proudfoot Spelling Variations



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

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Proudfoot Early History


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Proudfoot Early History



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

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Proudfoot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Proudfoot Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Proudfoot In Ireland


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Proudfoot In Ireland



Some of the Proudfoot 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 were:

Proudfoot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathew Proudfoot, who came to New England in 1750
  • John Proudfoot, who settled in Virginia in 1774

Proudfoot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Proudfoot, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1808
  • James Proudfoot, who landed in New York in 1832
  • Lawrence Proudfoot, who arrived in New York, NY in 1835
  • William Proudfoot, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Hugh Proudfoot, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Proudfoot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Proudfoot, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Louisa A. Proudfoot, aged 35, who settled in America from London, in 1903
  • Jessie Proudfoot, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1904
  • Alex Proudfoot, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1904
  • John Robert Proudfoot, aged 31, who landed in America from Twickenham, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Proudfoot Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Isobel Hill Proudfoot, aged 26, who settled in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in 1913

Proudfoot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Proudfoot arrived in Sydney aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849
  • George Proudfoot, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Proudfoot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Proudfoot (post 1700)



  • Alexander Proudfoot, American founder of Alexander Proudfoot PLC in 1946 which is now known as Management Consulting Group, PLC, a consulting company with over 1,700 employees worldwide
  • Miles Proudfoot, American visual effects specialist, best known for his work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Willis Thomas Proudfoot (1860-1928), American co-founder of Proudfoot & Bird, an American architectural firm
  • Lynn Proudfoot, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2008
  • Jim Proudfoot (b. 1972), English football commentator on radio and television
  • Alec Proudfoot (1906-1995), former Australian rules footballer
  • Peter Proudfoot (1882-1941), Scottish footballer
  • David Proudfoot (1838-1891), Scottish-born, New Zealand engineering contractor
  • Daniel John Proudfoot (1897-1953), English-born soldier, Canadian educator and politician in British Columbia
  • William Proudfoot (1859-1922), Canadian politician and barrister, Leader of the Opposition in Ontario (1918-1919)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Proudfoot Historic Events


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Proudfoot Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Samuel Lamond Proudfoot, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Richard Royston Proudfoot, aged 23, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 15

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Proudfoot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Proudfoot 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.

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