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The Purdom surname in England is of Norman origins, thought to have originally been a nickname from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning "wise man."

Purdom Early Origins



The surname Purdom was first found in 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, Purdom 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.

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Purdom Spelling Variations


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Purdom Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prudholm, Prudham, Prodhamn, Proudhome, Prudholme, Prudhome, Prodomme, Purdomme, Purdon, Purdholm and many more.

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Purdom Early History


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Purdom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Purdom research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1476, 1597, 1609, 1675, 1737, 1708, 1709, 1687 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Purdom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Purdom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Purdom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Purdom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Purdom In Ireland


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Purdom In Ireland



Some of the Purdom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 169 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Purdom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth W. Purdom, aged 38, who landed in America from Croydon, England, in 1922
  • Ernest Stanley Purdom, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1923

Purdom Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Purdom who settled in Middlesex county, Ontario in 1849

Purdom Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Purdom, aged 57, who emigrated to London, Canada, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Purdom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Purdom (post 1700)



  • Thomas Edward Purdom (b. 1936), American Hugo Award for Best Novelette nominated writer (2000)
  • Captain Thomas Laurence Purdom (b. 1892), British World War I flying ace credited with 13 confirmed aerial victories
  • Charles Benjamin "C.B." Purdom (1883-1965), British author, drama critic, economist and editor
  • Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom (1926-2009), British actor
  • William Purdom (1880-1921), British plant explorer sent to the northern provinces of China in 1909

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. 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).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Purdom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Purdom 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 14 November 2016 at 06:48.

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