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Re: Purse name origin
Posted by: Ronald D. Knight (ID *****9236) Date: July 30, 2008 at 11:26:24
In Reply to: Re: Purse name origin by Candace Purse-Ruelas of 90

The first known documented instance in England of PURSE or its variants being used as a personal surname was as Purs in 1176. Its first use in a place-name was for the Dorset village of Purse Caundle in 1269 or 1285.
Its origin still obscure.

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