Purdin Family History

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Purdin Name Meaning

Probably of English origin, a variant spelling of Purden, a metathesized variant of French Prudhomme.

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

Similar surnames: Burdin, Durdin, Purdon, Purdie, Burden, Partin, Purdum, Perkin

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Purdin Family Origin

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Purdin Family Occupations

What did your Purdin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Purdin. 22% of Purdin men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Purdin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Purdin were Baker and Cashier

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Cashier

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

Purdin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Purdin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purdin 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 191 immigration records available for the last name Purdin. 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 475 military records available for the last name Purdin. For the veterans among your Purdin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purdin Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Purdin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Purdin in 1964 was 80, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purdin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purdin 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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