Clan Purves

Basic Info.

Purves Clan Crest

Purves Clan Crest


Crest: The sun rising out of a cloud, Proper
Motto: Clarior Ex Tenebris (Brighter from obscurity)
Region: Lowlands
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan


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Purves Tartan

Tweedside District

Tweedside District

Tweedside District tartan (There is no registered tartan for this clan)

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Clan History

Purves History

The surname Purves comes from the word ‘parveys’, meaning the church portico or porch of St. Paul’s, where the lawyers would meet for consultation.
In Berwickshire, a family who had been long settled there, gave name to Purvesburgh, and were the vassals to the Earls of March.
At sometime between 1214 and 1249, a grant was made to the monks of Melrose by Sir Archibald of Douglas and William Purveys of Mospennoc.
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Clan Lands

Purves Lands


Purves Map

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