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The Norman Conquest of 1066 added many new names to the island of Britain. Purchase is a name for a messenger or herald. Purchase is a classic example of an English polygenetic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.

Purchase Early Origins



The surname Purchase was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very early times, descended from a Norman noble "Perahgoz" meaning "bear-Goth"and were granted lands in Kent by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Purchase Spelling Variations


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Purchase Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Purchase were recorded, including Purchase, Purchas, Purchass, Purches, Purchis, Purkiss, Purkess, Purkis, Purkeys, Purkys, Purkes and many more.

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Purchase Early History


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Purchase Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Purchase research. Another 465 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1100, 1190, 1497, 1498, 1575, 1626 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Purchase History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Purchase Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Purchase Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Purchas, Lord Mayor of London (1497 to 1498); Samuel Purchas (1575?-1626), was an English cleric and travel writer. His "Purchas his Pilgrimage" was...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Purchase Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Purchase arrived in North America very early:

Purchase Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Purchase settled in Salem in 1630 with his wife Sarah
  • Aquila Purchase settled in Boston in 1633 with his wife Anne
  • Oliver Purchase, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Henry Purchase settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Henry Purchase, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Purchase Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Purchase from Hampshire in 1812
  • Joshua Purchase of Joe Batts Arm in 1817

Purchase Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Purchase from Bristol was a fisherman of Bream Head, Newfoundland in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Purchase Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Susan Purchase, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • George Purchase, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • Joseph Purchase arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • H. Purchase arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • John Purchase arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Purchase Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Purchase, aged 40, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Wilhelmina Purchase, aged 40, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Margaret Purchase, aged 14, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Sarah Purchase, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • George Purchase, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Purchase (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Purchase (post 1700)



  • Ralph Purchase (1916-2000), American Olympic gold medalist rower at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Henry George Purchase (1873-1945), English barrister and Liberal politician
  • Barry Purchase (b. 1965), English cricketer
  • Zachary Jake Nicholas "Zac" Purchase MBE (b. 1986), English Olympic gold medalist rower
  • Richard Purchase (1757-1837), famous English cricketer
  • Kenneth "Ken" Purchase (1939-2016), British Labour Co-operative politician, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East (1992-2010)
  • Bruce Purchase (1938-2008), New Zealand actor

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Purchase Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Purchase 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 29 August 2016 at 12:26.

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