Prouty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Prouty family

The surname Prouty 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 Prouty family

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

Prouty Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Prouty family (pre 1700)

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United States Prouty migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prouty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Prouty, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1832 [4]
  • N Prouty, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]

Canada Prouty migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prouty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Owen Prouty, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Prouty (post 1700) +

  • Sally Prouty (b. 1922), born Sarah Green, a retired American table tennis champion, inducted into the United States of America Table Tennis (USATT) Hall of Fame in 1979
  • Olive Higgins Prouty (1882-1974), American novelist and poet, best known for her 1922 novel Stella Dallas
  • Charles A. Prouty (1853-1921), American Republican politician [5]
  • Stephen Prouty, American Academy Award nominated makeup artist, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Thor (2011), Zombieland (2009), and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Patia Prouty, American three-time Costume Designers Guild Award nominated costume designer, known for her work on Cold Case (2003), Justified (2010) and Banshee (2013)
  • Jed Prouty (1879-1956), American film actor who appeared in 148 features, best known for Pot o' Gold (1941), Love on a Budget (1938) and One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
  • Leroy Fletcher Prouty (1917-2001), American Chief of Special Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President John F. Kennedy, inspiration for the character "Mr. X" in Oliver Stone's movie JFK
  • Solomon Francis Prouty (1854-1927), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (1911-1915)
  • George Herbert Prouty (1862-1918), American politician, 52nd Governor of Vermont (1908-1910)
  • Winston Lewis Prouty (1906-1971), American politician, United States Senator from Vermont (1959-1971)
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ 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)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, April 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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