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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)



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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 settled in 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Lawrence Proudfoot, who arrived in New York, NY in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Proudfoot, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hugh Proudfoot, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1865 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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, who arrived in Sydney aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  • George Proudfoot, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm

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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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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