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About the study
I collect and record all references to the surname Proudlove. I have a database of 3500+ individuals, constructed into family trees where possible, which include all known references to each individual. I am happy to receive queries and to add any references to my records.
Proudlove; Proudelove; Prudelove; Proudclough; Proudlow; Proudelow; Prudlowe; Proud-love
The name is thought to have originated as a nickname.
Historical occurrences of the name
The earliest reference to the surname occurs in the Cheshire Assize Roles of 1289 when Thomas Prudelove was involved in a land dispute.
Average frequency by county across all available UK censuses:
Distribution of the name
The name appears to have originated in Cheshire and has gradually spread into Northwest England and the Midlands.
A large number of family trees many 4+ generations. Data includes census extracts, BMD pre and post 1837, Wills and probate, emigration records, newspaper references and some court and poor law records.