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Purray Early Origins



The surname Purray 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.

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Purray Spelling Variations


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Purray Spelling Variations



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

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Purray Early History


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Purray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Purray research. Another 285 words (20 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 Purray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Purray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Purray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Purray 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 May 2013 at 10:28.

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