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There is some conjecture that the name Proffitt may have come from a Highlander with a heavy Scottish accent telling officials their clan name is "Proudfoot". You decide...but it is a fact that most of our early ancestors could not read or write, well into the 1900's, and were at the mercy of the clerks or census takers that wrote their names down. Common spelllings for the same family are Prophet, Proffitt, Profitt, Profit, Proffit, Proffet and so on...

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