Purvor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Purvor family
The surname Purvor 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.
One of the earliest records of the family was John Purvey (c. 1353-1428). He was the reviser of the Wiclifite translation of the Bible. 
Early History of the Purvor family
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Purvor Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Purvis, Purves, Purvice, Purvess and others.
Early Notables of the Purvor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Purvor family to Ireland
Some of the Purvor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Purvor family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine Purvice, who settled with her husband in Nevis in 1663; Alexander and William Purves arrived in Philadelphia in 1860; James and Jane Purvis arrived in Virginia in 1805.
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The Purvor 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.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print