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Purviance Family History

Purviance Name Meaning
Perhaps an altered spelling of Scottish Purveyance, which seems likely to be a derivative of Middle English purveyen ‘to provide’. Compare Purvis.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

66,047 Historical Documents with Purviance on Ancestry
5,760 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,815 Military Records
408 Immigration Records
5,457 Census and Voter Lists
52,607 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Purviance Families

  • Number of Purviance families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Purviance families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Purviance last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Purviance Family Origin

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Purviance Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Purviance Civil War Service Records

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