× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The history of the name Prouse begins with the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This Norman name was soon thereafter given to a proud, haughty, or brave being derived from the Old French word prous.

Prouse Early Origins



The surname Prouse was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. However, some remained in Normandy as Drogon Prose was listed there in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae (1180-1195.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

Close

Prouse Spelling Variations


Expand

Prouse Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Prouse family name include Prouse, Prouze, Prowse, Prowze, Prouz, Prowes and others.

Close

Prouse Early History


Expand

Prouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prouse research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Prouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Prouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Prouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Prouse family to immigrate North America:

Prouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Prouse who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Emblence Prouse, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Emblence Prouse settled in Virginia in 1639
  • George Prouse, who landed in Maryland in 1664

Prouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Germaine Prouse settled in New York in 1775
  • Germaine Prouse, who arrived in New York in 1798

Prouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Prouse, who landed in Mississippi in 1871

Prouse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Prouse arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848
  • Edward Prouse arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

Prouse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Prouse, aged 42, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Mary Prouse, aged 44, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Sarah Prouse, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • William Prouse, aged 15, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Richard Prouse, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Prouse (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Prouse (post 1700)



  • Peter Prouse (1919-1986), American actor, known for The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Nightwing (1979) and Count Five and Die (1957)
  • Wesley Prouse, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Montana State Senate 23rd District, 2010
  • Graham Prouse, Canadian President of Curling Canada (2009-2010)
  • Justin Oliver Prouse (b. 1961), birth name of Justin Oliver Webb, a British journalist who has worked for the BBC since 1984
  • Derek Prouse (d. 1996), American mystery writer

Close

Prouse Family Crest Products


Expand

Prouse Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 10:03.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest