Clan Purves

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Welcome to Clan Purves

Clan Purves Team
Team Leader TBA
Team Members Brian Purves
Clan Chief: None:
Crest: The sun rising out of a cloud, Proper
Motto:Clarior e Tenebris
Slogan/War Cry:
Region: Lowlands
Historic Seat: Berwickshire
Plant badge:
Pipe music:
Gaelic name:

Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Purves together with members bearing the name Purves, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Purves.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Purves on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Purves



Clan History

Clan Branches

Other Names Associated with the Clan

Allied Clans

Rival Clans

Clan Research and Free Space Pages

Source Material

Image Credits and Acknowledgements

Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into this Team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.

Spelling variations: Purvis, Purves, Purveys, Purvice, Purvess A part of Scottish Clans from Electric Scots: A name of local origin, from Purveshaugh, in Berwickshire, curtailed to Purves. This name is of Scottish descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a William Purveys of Mospennoc, who made a grant to the monks of Melrose in 1214 and Alan Purvays witnessed a confirmation charter by Patrick, Earl of March, in the year 1318. Names were recorded in these ancient manuscripts to make it easier for the overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time.When the overlords acquired lands by either force or as gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. Other examples of this name were found in the person of a Thomas Purves, who had a charter from Robert, Duke of Albany, in 1427 and Andrew Purves, was a juror on an inquest on the lands of Tulloch, recorded in the year 1438.

Clan Purves

  • History of the name in Suffolk, early mentions:



The sun rising out of a cloud, Proper

Motto: Clarior Ex Tenebris (Brighter from obscurity or Brighter through the Darkness)
Region: Lowlands
District: Edinburgh area
Plant badge:
Pipe music:
Gaelic name:


Names associated with the clan:

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