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Purvis Early Origins



The surname Purvis was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Purvis Spelling Variations


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Purvis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Purvis, Purves, Purvice, Purvess and others.

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Purvis Early History


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Purvis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Purvis research. Another 380 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1296, 1453, 1590, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Purvis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Purvis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Purvis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Purvis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Purvis In Ireland


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Purvis In Ireland



Some of the Purvis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Purvis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Purvis, who came to Virginia in 1693

Purvis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Purvis, who settled in Virginia in 1705
  • Sarah Purvis, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Tho Purvis, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • James Purvis, who came to Rappahannock, VA in 1740
  • James Purvis, who settled in Virginia in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Purvis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas and William Purvis settled in Philadelphia in 1800
  • Thomas and William Purvis, who settled in Philadelphia in 1800
  • James and Jane Purvis, who arrived in Virginia in 1805
  • James and Jane Purvis arrived in Virginia in 1805
  • Jane Purvis, who arrived in America in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Purvis Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Purvis U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Purvis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Purvis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • James Purvis, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Purvis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Purvis, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • George A. Purvis arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • James Purvis, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • John Purvis, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Mary Purvis, aged 26, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Purvis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Purvis (post 1700)



  • William Purvis (b. 1948), American French horn player and conductor
  • William H. Purvis (1858-1950), American investor who first planted the macadamia nut in Hawaii
  • William Purvis (b. 1948), American french horn player
  • Ryan Purvis (b. 1986), American NFL football player
  • Rosalie Purvis (b. 1975), Dutch-born, American theatre director
  • Richard "Irven" Purvis (1913-1994), American organist and composer
  • Neal Purvis (b. 1961), American screenwriter, best known for writing the last five James Bond films
  • Melvin Horace Purvis Jr. (1903-1960), American FBI agent who tracked down Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger
  • Katharine E. Nash Purvis (b. 1909), American lyricist, best known for her "When the Saints Go Marching in"
  • Jim Purvis, American soccer player in the 1920s
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Purvis


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Suggested Readings for the name Purvis



  • The Purvis Family, By George!: the Descendants of George Purvis of Virginia and Their Kin by Virginia J. Murphy.
  • The Purvis Family in Virginia and their Kin by Alice Lee Simpson Oliver.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Clarior e Tenebris
Motto Translation: The brighter from previous obscurity.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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The Purvis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Purvis 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 5 June 2016 at 21:07.

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