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The Purdon 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 Purdon family


The surname Purdon 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, Purdon 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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Early History of the Purdon family

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Early History of the Purdon family


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Purdon Spelling Variations

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Purdon 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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Early Notables of the Purdon family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Purdon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Purdon family to Ireland

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Migration of the Purdon family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Purdon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Purdon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Purdon, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Purdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Purdon, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John and Joseph Purdon who settled in Philadelphia in 1825
  • Harrison Purdon, who landed in Arkansas in 1896 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Purdon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Purdon (b. 1786) who settled in Quebec in 1821

Purdon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jane Purdon, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Purdon (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Purdon (post 1700)


  • Timothy Q. "Tim" Purdon, American lawyer, 18th U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota (2010-2015)
  • Tim Purdon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 2000
  • Jerry Purdon, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 24th District, 1994
  • James Purdon, American politician, U.S. Consul in Buenos Aires, 1846
  • Arthur E. Purdon, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 4th District, 1910
  • Mark Purdon, New Zealand driver and trainer of standardbred racehorses
  • Edward John "Ted" Purdon (1930-2007), South African professional footballer
  • Iain Purdon, British newsreader on the BBC World Service
  • Frank Thomas Purdon (b. 1857), Irish-born rugby union forward
  • Major-General William Brooke Purdon DSO OBE MC (1881-1950), Irish soldier, physician and medical administrator
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Historic Events for the Purdon family

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Historic Events for the Purdon family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Eric Thomas Purdon (1916-1941), Australian Leading Seaman from New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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