Early Origins of the Proxmire family
The surname Proxmire was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Proxmire family
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Proxmire Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Proxmire has been recorded under many different variations, including Froxmore, Froxmere, Froxmire, Proxmire, Proxmyre, Frogsmore, Frogsmire, Frogsmire, Frocksmore, Frocksmire, Procksmire, Procksmore, Froximore, Froxmare, Frogsmare and many more.
Early Notables of the Proxmire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Proxmire family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Proxmire or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Proxmire (post 1700)
- Edward William Proxmire, American senator (1957–89), from Lake Forest, Ill. He worked in army counterintelligence during World War II and later entered politics
- William Proxmire (1915-2005), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1951-52; Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1952, 1954, 1956; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957-89 CITATION[CLOSE]
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