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Where did the English Purdy family come from? What is the English Purdy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Purdy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Purdy family history?

Purdy is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for 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.

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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Purdy has been recorded under many different variations, including Pardy, Pardie, Pardee, Purdie, Purdew, Purdy, Purdoe, Pardoe and many more.

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

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Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Purdy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Purdy 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.

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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Purdy or a variant listed above:

Purdy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Nathaniel Purdy, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1671

Purdy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Thomas Purdy, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Nicho Purdy, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Anne Purdy, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Thomas Purdy settled in Georgia in 1775

Purdy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • David Purdy, aged 58, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Gilbert Purdy, aged 24, landed in New York in 1812
  • Charles Purdy settled in Boston with his wife and two children in 1821
  • Michael Purdy, who arrived in New York in 1821
  • Patrick Purdy, aged 21, landed in New York in 1841


Purdy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Isaac Purdy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Purdy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Charles Purdy arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Elizabeth Purdy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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  • Amy Purdy, American actress
  • James Purdy (1914-2009), American novelist and poet
  • Jedediah Purdy, American law scholar
  • Theodore Townsend Purdy (b. 1973), American professional golfer
  • Samuel Purdy (1819-1882), American politician, third Lieutenant Governor of California (1852 to 1856)
  • Stephen Purdy (b. 1970), American conductor/pianist and vocal coach for Broadway musicals
  • John Purdy (1871-1938), English cricketer
  • Martin Purdy (b. 1981), English rugby union player
  • Cecil Purdy, Australian chess player
  • Alfred Wellington Purdy OC, OOnt (1918-2000), Canadian Poet

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  • Descendants of Francis Purdy of Fairfield, Connecticut by Louis E. Beiringer.
  • Family Records of Sigismond Hugget, 1744-1810, and his Wife Susanne Marguerite Pichonnet, with Related Families, Especially Purdy Spinning by Georgie A. Hill.
  • Gabriel Purdy by Clayton C. Purdy.
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The Purdy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Purdy 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.

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