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About the study

An attempt to find some common ancestors among the various Pursey families of Somerset, Devon and Hertfordshire

Variant names

Also Purssey, Persey

Name origin

Largest concentration in Somerset beginning mid 16th century, especially Taunton and nearby parishes

History of the name

Some Purseys claim a link with the historic Percy family of Northumberland

Distribution of the name

Mostly Somerset and Devon. Also London and Hertfordshire


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