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The French name Proulx was derived from the French name Preux, a nickname meaning "wise," "worthy," or "valiant."

Proulx Early Origins



The surname Proulx was first found in Brittany, where this eminent family was established in ancient times.

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Proulx Spelling Variations


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Proulx Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Proulx is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Proulx, Leproulx, Proux, Leproux, Prou, Leprou, Preux, Lepreux, Proust, Leproust, Prousteau, Leprousteau, Prouet and many more.

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Proulx Early History


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Proulx Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Proulx research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1574, 1693, 1725, 1766, 1817, 1655, 1706, 1754 and 1826 are included under the topic Early Proulx History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Proulx Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Proulx Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Proulx Notables 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



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Proulx has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Proulx were

Proulx Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria Proulx, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1908
  • Albert E. Proulx, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Joseph A. Proulx, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Mary Proulx, aged 26, who emigrated to New York, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Proulx (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Proulx (post 1700)



  • Verner W. Proulx, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Nashua 4th Ward, 1938
  • Kenneth P. Proulx, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 2000
  • Kathi Proulx, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008
  • Henry J. Proulx, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1942; Vice-chair of New Hampshire Democratic Party, 1945
  • Gedeon P. Proulx, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 5th Ward, 1948
  • Charles A. Proulx, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Union; Elected 1910
  • Arthur W. Proulx, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944
  • Arthur A. Proulx, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Union; Elected 1926
  • Agnes Proulx, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948
  • Edna Annie Proulx (b. 1935), American journalist and author, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1994
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Proulx Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Proulx 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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