Early Origins of the Prowdey family
The surname Prowdey 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
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Two sources postulates that the name was "perhaps from Old English personal name Prud, and perhaps connected with Pryde." CITATION[CLOSE]
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) CITATION[CLOSE]
Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
Early History of the Prowdey family
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Prowdey Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Prowdey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prowdey family to Ireland
Some of the Prowdey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Prowdey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Prout, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Prout, his wife and son, who came to Barbados in 1678; William Proud, who came to Maryland in 1774.