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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Perdue come from its first bearer, 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.

Perdue Early Origins



The surname Perdue 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.

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Perdue Spelling Variations


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Perdue Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Perdue has been spelled many different ways, including Pardy, Pardie, Pardee, Purdie, Purdew, Purdy, Purdoe, Pardoe and many more.

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Perdue Early History


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Perdue Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perdue research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1770 and 1823 are included under the topic Early Perdue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perdue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perdue Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perdue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perdue In Ireland


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Perdue In Ireland



Some of the Perdue 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Perdues to arrive in North America:

Perdue Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Perdue, who landed in Maryland in 1658

Perdue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F A Perdue, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Perdue, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1894
  • John Perdue, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Perdue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. Perdue, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Grace E. I. Perdue, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • James Perdue, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Richard Perdue, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Reg. Perdue, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Perdue Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Margaret Perdue, aged 29, who emigrated to Lethbridge, Canada, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perdue (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perdue (post 1700)



  • John Perdue (b. 1950), American politician, the 24th State Treasurer of West Virginia
  • Charles Willard "Bolo" Perdue (1916-1988), American football end in the National Football League
  • Peter C. Perdue (b. 1949), American author, professor, and historian
  • Derelys Perdue (1902-1989), American silent-film actress and popular dancer
  • Herbert Rodney Perdue (1882-1968), American professional baseball player
  • Arthur W. Perdue, American founder of Perdue Farms along with his wife Pearl in 1920
  • Franklin Parsons "Frank" Perdue (1920-2005), American businessman, for many years the president and CEO of Perdue Farms
  • William Edward Perdue (b. 1965), retired American NBA basketball player
  • Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue (b. 1947), American politician
  • Don Perdue, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected unopposed 2010; Elected 2012
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Perdue


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Suggested Readings for the name Perdue



  • James A. Perdue and Descendants, 1822-1984 by Gervaise Wynn-Perdue.
  • Our Family Heritage: the Perdues of the Easterns Shore of Maryland, 1563 to Present by Edward M. Perdue.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Perdue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perdue Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 June 2016 at 02:46.

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