Purdy

Recorded in several spelling forms including Pirdy, Pirdue, Pardoe, Purdy, Purdey, and Perdue, this surname is medieval English but of Norman-French origins. It is an excellent example of the medieval liking for creating a surname from a nickname. In this instance the development is from a favourite oath, in pre 10th century Old French "Par Dieu", meaning "by God", but anglicized to a 'sounds like' spelling. There are a number of similar surnames in the modern idiom, "Purefoy" (Par ma foi), meaning "God safe". The form of the oath "Pardee" was popular in the Middle Ages, and appears in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as "I have a wyt, pardee, as wel as thow". The surname development over the centuries has included Rober Pardey, of the county of Sussex in 1296, Herny Pardeu of Warwickshire in 1332, and Walter Perdu of Staffordshire in 1370. Later recordings include James Pardoe who married Sarah Birt at St. Georges chapel, Hanover Square, London, in 1808. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Richard Parde. This was dated 1228, in the tax rolls known as the "Feet of Fines" for Suffolk. during the reign of King Henry III, 1216 - 1272. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Purdy — is a surname, and may refer to* Al Purdy, Canadian poet * Amy Purdy, American actress * Cecil Purdy, Australian chess player * Eugene Purdy, fictional character played by David Ogden Stiers in The Dead Zone (TV series) * Frederick Warren Purdy *… …   Wikipedia

  • Purdy — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Al Purdy (1918–2000), kanadischer Dichter Amy Purdy (* 19**), US amerikanische Snowboarderin und Schauspielerin Carlton Elmer Purdy (1861–1945), US amerikanischer Botaniker und Pflanzenzüchter Cecil Purdy… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PURDY (J.) — PURDY JAMES (1923 ) James Purdy est un maître du roman gothique échevelé tel qu’il est transporté de la lande anglaise des Hauts de Hurlevent jusque dans les enclaves rurales de l’Amérique profonde. il s’inscrit en cela dans une lignée qui, outre …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Purdy —   [ pəːdi],    1) Al oder A. W. (Alfred Wellington), kanadischer Schriftsteller, * Wooler (Ontario) 30. 12. 1918, ✝Sidney 21. 4. 2000; seine frühen Gedichte stehen in der kanadischen Spätromantik. Nach weiten Reisen und verschiedenen Tätigkeiten …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Purdy — Purdy, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 1103 Housing Units (2000): 480 Land area (2000): 0.649807 sq. miles (1.682992 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.649807 sq. miles (1.682992 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Purdy, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 1103 Housing Units (2000): 480 Land area (2000): 0.649807 sq. miles (1.682992 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.649807 sq. miles (1.682992 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Purdy — Purdy, James …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Purdy, Al — ▪ Canadian author in full  Alfred Wellington Purdy  born Dec. 30, 1918, Wooler, Ont., Can. died April 21, 2000, Sidney, Vancouver Island, B.C.       one of the leading Canadian poets of the 20th century. His erudite, colloquial verse often deals… …   Universalium

  • Purdy — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cecil Purdy est un joueur d échecs australien ; Ginny Purdy (née le 15 novembre 1966) est une joueuse de tennis américaine ; Joe Purdy est un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Purdy — 1 Original name in latin Purdy Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 36.81729 latitude 93.92076 altitude 455 Population 1098 Date 2011 05 14 2 Original name in latin Purdy Name in other language State code… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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