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.
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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 Purray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.