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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Scottish
Pronounced Pron. Pur vy ince  [key]
Other Forms FormsPurvis Purvine Purveyance

Meaning & History

Materials collector for the Crown. Materials that may be used as tax or in war. Similar to the system of purveyance. Approximately 1100's , southwest Scotland.
Added 6/12/2014 by Wm. D Purviance