There are several possible origins for this interesting Italian patronymic name. It is clear from the long term research, that whilst the name is probably a developed form of the Germanic "bardo" meaning "the Axe", a pre 7th Century personal name, it could also be a variant of the gaelic "bard", a metonymic for a singer, poet or minstrel. It is also possible that the name is another variant of the medieval oath "pour dieu", now generally found as Purdy, Purdie, Pardie, Purdey and Pardoe, and probably the source of the earliest recordings. It is often forgotten that the vikings, who were great travellers, "lifted" names from Britain and "left" them in the Mediterranean. Furthermore, the French at various times occupied most of Italy, also leaving their names behind. Examples include Clarinda Pardi, baptised on September 7th 1803 at Campobasso, Italy. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Parde, which was dated 1228, in the "County Pipe Rolls of Suffolk", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • pardie — or pardi [pär dē′] adv., interj. 〚ME parde < OFr par dé (Fr pardieu), by God!〛 Archaic verily; indeed: a mild oath: also sp. pardy * * * …   Universalium

  • pardie — or pardi [pär dē′] adv., interj. [ME parde < OFr par dé (Fr pardieu), by God!] Archaic verily; indeed: a mild oath: also sp. pardy …   English World dictionary

  • Pardie — Parde Par*de , Pardie Par*die , adv. or interj. [F. pardi, for par Dieu by God.] Certainly; surely; truly; verily; originally an oath. [Written also {pardee}, {pardieux}, {perdie}, etc.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He was, parde, an old fellow of yours …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pardie — or pardi or pardy or perdie interjection Etymology: Middle English pardee, from Anglo French par Dé by God Date: 14th century archaic used as a mild oath …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pardie — mild oath; certainly or truly Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pardie — interj. == by God. 2082 B. Fr. par Dieu …   Oldest English Words

  • pardie — par·die …   English syllables

  • pardie — …   Useful english dictionary

  • perdien — perdiẽn adv. 1. OG422 per (visą) dieną: Dažniausiai sėdėjo perdien ant krosnies, nes lauke buvo šalta J.Bil. Teip ir krapštaus pardiẽn Ukm. Perdien lankoj šienužėlį, grėbiau baltą dobilėlį d. Perdien medžioja A1884,307. Pabuvau perdiẽn čia… …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • pardi — interjection see pardie * * * /pahr dee /, adv., interj. Archaic. verily; indeed. Also, pardie, pardy, perdie. [1200 50; late ME pardie, ME parde < OF par De < L per Deum by God] …   Useful english dictionary

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