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Purdey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the name Purdey goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to 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 Purdey family


The surname Purdey 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 Purdey family


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Purdey Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Purdey family name include Pardy, Pardie, Pardee, Purdie, Purdew, Purdy, Purdoe, Pardoe and many more.

Early Notables of the Purdey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Purdey family to Ireland


Some of the Purdey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Purdey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Purdey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Purdey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • Mary Purdey a domestic servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm

Purdey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Purdey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1869

Contemporary Notables of the name Purdey (post 1700)


  • Purdey Fitzherbert (b. 1987), British painter

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm

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