Provan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Provan family

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.

Early History of the Provan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Provan research. Another 107 words (8 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.

Provan Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Provan family (pre 1700)

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


United States Provan migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • 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 immigrated to the United States from Banton, Scotland, in 1910
  • John Provan, aged 23, who immigrated 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.)

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


  1. ^ 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)


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate