Purr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Purr family

The surname Purr was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Purr family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Purr research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1095, 1412, 1556, 187,, 1455, 1487, 1590, 1666, 1640, 1659, 1619, 1693, 1646, 1653 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Purr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Purr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pury, Purey, Purie, Puree, Burey, Purry, Purry and others.

Early Notables of the Purr family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Pury (c. 1590-1666), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons 1640 and 1659, he fought on the Parliamentarian side in the English...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Purr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Purr family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Pury and his sister Ezra Pury, who both arrived in Plymouth, MA in 1637; Thomas Pury, who arrived in New England in 1661; Peter Pury, who settled in Virginia in 1732.


Contemporary Notables of the name Purr (post 1700) +

  • Purr Whalley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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