Last name: PURVIS

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PURVIS : This last name is indexed 54,434 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PURVIS : Scottish English (Midlothian Northumberland and Durham; of Norman origin): status name or occupational name from an unrecorded Anglo-Norman French purveis probably a derivative of purveoir ‘to foresee; to provide (supplies)’ and synonymous with Anglo-Norman French purveiour ‘steward who provides food and supplies to a royal or monastic household’.

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