Perdew is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who was known for their habitual use of the oath pour Dieu,
which is Old French meaning "for God." This is a subset of the nickname
type of name known as oath names.
Early Origins of the Perdew family
The surname Perdew was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Perdew family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perdew research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1770 and 1823 are included under the topic Early Perdew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Perdew Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Perdew has appeared include Pardy, Pardie, Pardee, Purdie, Purdew, Purdy, Purdoe, Pardoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Perdew family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Perdew family to Ireland
Some of the Perdew family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Perdew family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Perdew arrived in North America very early: Joseph Pardy who settled in Barbados in 1634; Elizabeth Pardy settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Pardey who settled in Placentia, Newfoundland in 1744.