Welcome to the Pursey Project.
I started researching my Pursey ancestors about 10 years ago. I hit the inevitable brick wall and my wider researches led me into a one-name study which was subsequently registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies.
The main aim of the study is to research all Pursey name-bearers worldwide. The aim of this website is to share the results of my research and to provide a resource to others trying to track their ancestors through their own brick walls.There are several components to the study:
- Data: to collect all available information on individuals bearing the Pursey surname and its variants – Purssey, Purse, Percy, Percie, Persey
- Analysis: to use the data to understand the distribution, history & origins of the Pursey surname & its variants
- Genealogy: to re-construct family trees and identify the different branches of the name bearers
- DNA: to explore the genetic source(s) for bearers of the Pursey surname – with the aim of consolidating the branches into a bigger tree
- Collaboration: to become a focus and forum for all those researching the surname and a place to share research, information, knowledge and family stories
Please register your interest and I will keep you updated on progress
pursey at one-name.org
This study is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies which also hosts this website and the Data Archive for the Study