If you are conducting some Purves family history research then you can view the Purves coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Purves surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Purves in Ireland is
usually of immigrant origin having
been introduced into the Province
of Ulster by settlers from England
and Scotland, especially during
the seventeenth century.
It is in the Northern Counties that
the majority of descendants
bearing this name in Ireland
can today still be found.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Cinquefoils||Signifies Hope and Joy|
|Fusil||Denotes Travel and Labour|
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