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Purdom Name Meaning

English: metathesized variants of Prudhomme; the -ru- reversal is a fairly common occurrence in words where -r- is prededed or followed by a vowel.

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


Similar surnames: Purdon, Purdin, Purdum, Purdy, Pardon, Purdue, Pardoe, Burdon, Burgon

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Purdom Family Origin

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Purdom Family Occupations

What did your Purdom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Purdom occupation in Canada was Architect. 25% of Purdom's were Architects. A less common occupation for the Purdom family was Lawyer. Architect, Builder and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purdom.

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  • Architect

    25%
  • Builder

    25%
  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Lawyer

    25%

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

Purdom Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Purdom Life Expectancy

What is the average Purdom lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Purdom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Purdom in 1946 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purdom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purdom 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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