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Purvis

Purvis comes from an English surname, originally used as a metonymic occupational surname for an appointed official responsible for providing supplies for a monastary or manor house. The name comes from Middle English purveys meaning “provisions, supplies” from Old French porveoir (to look at, procure) which is ultimately derived from Latin providere (to foresee, anticipate).

Origin: Latin

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Variants:

  • Purves
  • Purvess

 

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