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Multiple Origins for the Surname Purvis


Scottish


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 setted in 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Purvis, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Purvis, who setted in 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, who 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, who arrived in Virginia in 1805
  • Jane Purvis, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm
  • James Purvis, aged 19, a labourer, who 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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • George A. Purvis, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • James Purvis, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • John Purvis, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Mary Purvis, aged 26, a servant, who 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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm

Other References

  1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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