Purvis Family History

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Purvis Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English (Northumberland and Durham): probably from Middle English purveys ‘provisions’, ‘supplies’ (from Middle English purvey(en), Old French porveoir ‘to provide, supply’), hence a metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for obtaining supplies for a monastery or manor house.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Curtis, Chevis, Paris, Parrish, Duris, Purdin, Levis, Parris, Purves

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Purvis Family Origin

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Purvis Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Pilot

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Purvis occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Purvis's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Pilot and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purvis. A less common occupation for the Purvis family was Labourer.

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Purvis Historical Records

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Purvis Life Expectancy

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