Purdie Family History

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Purdie Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Purdy.

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


Similar surnames: Purdin, Purdue, Urie, Hardie, Murie, Mundie, Murrie, Mudie, Lundie

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Purdie Family Origin

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Purdie Family Occupations

What did your Purdie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Purdie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Purdie's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purdie family was Clerk. Farmer, Servant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purdie.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Servant

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Clerk

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Purdie ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Purdie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Purdie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purdie 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Purdie. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Purdie. For the veterans among your Purdie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purdie Life Expectancy

What is the average Purdie lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Purdie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Purdie in 1946 was 27, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purdie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purdie ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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