Proudman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Proudman family

The surname Proudman 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 Proudman family

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

Proudman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Proudman family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Proudman family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Prout, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Prout, his wife and son, who came to Barbados in 1678; William Proud, who came to Maryland in 1774.


Contemporary Notables of the name Proudman (post 1700) +

  • Joseph E. Proudman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 45th District, 1946 [4]
  • Christopher Proudman (b. 1952), English cricketer
  • Dame Sonia Rosemary Susan Proudman DBE (b. 1949), British High Court Judge
  • Joseph Proudman CBE, FRS (1888-1975), British mathematician and oceanographer, co-inventor of the Taylor-Proudman theorem


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


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