England is of Norman origins, thought to have originally been a nickname from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning "wise man."
Early Origins of the Purden family
Wiltshire, and Surrey. where Gilbert Prodhome or Prudume was on record in the Pipe Rolls in the 12th century. The name Roger Prodomme or Prodhomme was recorded in the Feet of Fines of Essex in 1284, and in 1326. The place named Pridhamsleigh, in Devon is named for John Prodhomme, who lived there in 1281. Like many Norman names, Purden made its way to Scotland, where the first record of the name was of Willelmus Prodomme of Scotia, a mercator who had safe conduct to England in 1373.
Early History of the Purden family
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Purden Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Prudholm, Prudham, Prodhamn, Proudhome, Prudholme, Prudhome, Prodomme, Purdomme, Purdon, Purdholm and many more.
Early Notables of the Purden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Purden family to Ireland
Some of the Purden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Purden family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Purden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Purden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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