This site is dedicated to the American Pardee's descended from George Pardee of New Haven, Connecticut, formerly of Taunton, Somersetshire, England.

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Monica Pardee (George, Joseph, John, Thomas, Samuel, Orrin, Augustus, William, Robert, Jack), webmaster

Origin Displayed: English

The name Pardee is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who was known for their habitual use of the oath pour Dieu, which is Old French meaning "for God." This is a subset of the nickname type of name known as oath names.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pardy, Pardie, Pardee, Purdie, Purdew, Purdy, Purdoe, Pardoe and many more.

First found in Shropshire where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Pardy who settled in the Barbados in 1634; Elizabeth Pardy settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Pardey who settled in Placentia, Newfoundland in 1744.

Some noteworthy people of the name Pardee

  • Arthur Beck Pardee (1921-) American biochemist
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