Daniel: I saw your message on genforum.You should be proud of your name since one of my grandsons is named Daniel Proffen and we are very proud of him. He is 18 and is majoring in aeronautical engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park, MDUSA. There about six Proffen families in the United States. I know of at least 20 different Proffens in Germany. I have their names and addresses and would be happy to share if you do not have them. I was going to write to them since I am doing genealogy and have traced my great grandfather back to Norden in the old Kingdom of Hanover which is now known as Ostfrieden. I am the oldest living Proffen in my family line. My great grandfather was Ferdinand W. Proffen who with his wife immigrated to America through the port of New York. His son married my grandmother. Please reply and I'll tell you more about the Proffens in America.Contactme by e-mail.