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Purdome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Purdome surname in 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 Purdome family


The surname Purdome 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, Purdome 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 Purdome family


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Purdome 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 Purdome family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Purdome family to Ireland


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Migration of the Purdome family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Phillip Prudhome who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Rene Prudholm who settled in Philadelphia in 1798; Thomas Purden who settled in Virginia in 1770; Robert Purdon (b. 1786) who settled in Quebec in 1821.

Contemporary Notables of the name Purdome (post 1700)


  • J. A. Purdome, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940

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