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Partridge Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pertriche ‘partridge’ (via Old French and Latin from Greek perdix), either a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of the bird or a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to it, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a partridge. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century. As an American family name, it has probably absorbed some cases of other European surnames with the same meaning, e.g. Italian Pernice.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Eastridge, Attridge, Cambridge, Surridge, Akridge, Waldridge

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Partridge Family Origin

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Partridge Family Occupations

What did your Partridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Partridge. 24% of Partridge men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Partridge women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Partridge were Painter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Labourer
    5%
  • Painter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Student
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Partridge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 217,000 census records available for the last name Partridge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Partridge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Partridge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Partridge. For the veterans among your Partridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Partridge Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Partridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Partridge in 1941 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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