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The nationality of Purvis is often complicated to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Purvis may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on professions, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

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The meaning of Purvis come may come from a profession, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these craft-based surnames might be a profession in another language. This is why it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many names like Purvis come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Purvis were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Purvis. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Purvis last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Names like Purvis vary in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across tribes, family unions, and languages across time.

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