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Proudlove Coat of Arms / Proudlove Family Crest

This surname of PROUDLOVE seems to have had South Lancashire and East Cheshire as its chief habitat. This was a nickname 'one who was proud to love'. Surnames having a derivation from nicknames form the broadest and most miscellaneous class of surnames, encompassing many different types of origin. The most typical classes refer adjectivally to the general physical aspect of the person concerned, or to his character. Many nicknames refer to a man's size or height, while others make reference to a favoured article of clothing or style of dress. Many surnames derived from the names of animals and birds. In the Middle Ages ideas were held about the characters of other living creatures, based on observation, and these associations were reflected and reinforced by large bodies of folk tales featuring animals behaving as humans.

Early records of the name mention Thomas Prudelove who was documented in Cheshire in the year 1289, and Edward Prudlove of Yorkshire, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Wyllam Proudlove of Manchester was recorded in the year 1541, and George Prowdlove appears there in 1600. Elizabeth Proudlove, also of Manchester was listed in the Wills at Chester in the year 1620, and Richard Proudlove of Sandbach was documented in the same Wills in the year 1614. The bulk of European surnames in countries such as England and France were formed in the 13th and 14th centuries. The process started earlier and continued in some places into the 19th century, but the norm is that in the 11th century people did not have surnames, whereas by the 15th century they did.

The coat of arms depicted here have been quartered with Proud and Love. Both the associated coat of arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884.

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Last Updated: April 12th, 2023

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