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The name Purdie is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone 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.

Purdie Early Origins



The surname Purdie 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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Purdie Spelling Variations


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Purdie Spelling Variations



Purdie has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Pardy, Pardie, Pardee, Purdie, Purdew, Purdy, Purdoe, Pardoe and many more.

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Purdie Early History


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Purdie Early History



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

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Purdie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Purdie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Purdie In Ireland


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Purdie In Ireland



Some of the Purdie 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Purdies to arrive on North American shores:

Purdie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Purdie, who landed in Virginia in 1645
  • Richard Purdie settled in Virginia in 1646

Purdie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Purdie, aged 46, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Elizth. Purdie, aged 15, who landed in America from Caisbey, in 1892
  • John Purdie, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Peter Purdie, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Queenstown, in 1893
  • Frank Purdie, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Purdie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Purdie, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in 1907
  • Agnes Purdie, aged 28, who settled in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Elizabeth Purdie, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Ruthenglew, Scotland, in 1910
  • Adam Purdie, aged 26, who landed in America from Ocheltree, Scotland, in 1911
  • Charles F. Purdie, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Purdie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Purdie, aged 45, a carpenter, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Isobel Purdie, aged 32, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • William Purdie, who landed in Canada in 1821

Purdie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Hugh Purdie, aged 24, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913

Purdie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Purdie, aged 26, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • James Purdie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Purdie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Purdie (post 1700)



  • Bernard Lee "Pretty" Purdie (b. 1939), American session drummer
  • Robert James "Rob" Purdie (b. 1982), English footballer from Leicester, England
  • Tom Purdie, Scottish football fullback who played between 1875 and 1881
  • Bernard Charles Purdie (b. 1949), former Welsh professional footballer from Wrexham
  • Ian Purdie (b. 1953), Scottish former footballer
  • Justin Purdie (b. 1980), Samoan rugby union flanker
  • David Purdie (b. 1966), Scottish ex professional footballer
  • Brad Purdie (b. 1972), Canadian ice hockey centre from Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec
  • Shirley Purdie, contemporary Indigenous Australian artist
  • Alexander Callender Purdie (1824-1899), New Zealand naturalist and botanist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Purdie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Purdie 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 30 September 2015 at 18:32.

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