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The Provan surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place name in Glasgow.

Provan Early Origins



The surname Provan was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Provan Spelling Variations


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Provan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Provan, Provand, Provender, Proven and others.

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Provan Early History


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Provan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Provan research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1258, 1489 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Provan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Provan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Provan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Provan 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Provan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Provan, who landed in Mississippi in 1823
  • Thomas Provan who arrived in Philadelphia in 1890

Provan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jane Provan, aged 28, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1904
  • Jeanie Provan, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Banton, Scotland, in 1910
  • John Provan, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Banton, Scotland, in 1910
  • David B. Provan, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Andrew Provan, aged 2, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Provan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Provan (post 1700)



  • David Provan (1941-2016), Scottish professional footballer and coach
  • David Provan (b. 1956), Scottish footballer who played with Celtic and Scotland
  • Davie Provan (b. 1956), former Scottish footballer
  • James Lyal Clark Provan (b. 1936), British businessman and politician
  • Norm "Sticks" Provan (b. 1932), Australian rugby league player and coach
  • Jaimee Sarah Provan (b. 1978), New Zealand Olympic field hockey forward

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Provan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    11. ...

    The Provan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Provan 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 30 November 2016 at 13:17.

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