Perkey Family History

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Perkey Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Bürgi, Bürgy (see Burgy).

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


Similar surnames: Perley, Berkey, Perkin, Purkey, Yerkey, Poskey, Pelkey, Pirkey

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Perkey Family Origin

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Perkey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perkey. The most common Perkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Perkey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Perkey family was Farm Laborer.

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Perkey Historical Records

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Perkey Life Expectancy

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