Origin of the Propert Name
I was curious about this today so I made a quick Google search and came up with the following...
The Propert family can trace their ancestors back to the ancient territories of Wales between the 11th and 12th centuries, ...[and]...traces their ancestral roots back to Welsh origin, and first appeared in ancient medieval records in Cheshire .
That from very early on the Propert family not only held lands and estates in Wales but were also actively allied with other influential families. They also branched out into other territories and holdings, before taking the long voyage to the new world.
Spelling variations include: Probert, Probbert, Propert, Proput, Probutt, Probat, Probart, Proppert, Rotpert, Rotperd, Brobert, Bropert, Broppert, Probat and many more.
First found in Chirk where they were anciently seated as on the Welsh border.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Thomas Probat, who was sent to Barbados in 1659 as a servant, John Probert, who immigrated to Virginia in 1663; John Probert, who settled in Maryland in 1678.
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