Purchase Family History
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Purchase Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for obtaining the supplies required by a monastery or manor house, from Anglo-Norman French purchacer ‘to acquire or buy’ (Old French pourchacier, from chacier ‘to chase or catch’ + the intensive prefix p(o)ur, Latin pro).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Chase, Purvis, Purse, Burcham, Porche, Burchard, Lucas, Turnham