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Purdom Name Meaning

Scottish (Roxburghshire): metathesized form of Prudom ; the -ru- reversal is a fairly common occurrence in words where -r- is preceded 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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Where is the Purdom family from?

You can see how Purdom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Purdom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Purdom families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Purdom families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Purdom's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Purdom families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Purdom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Purdom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Purdom. 33% of Purdom men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Purdom women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Purdom were Salesman and Operator. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    35%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Operator
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 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 Lists

There are 424 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 Cards

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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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.

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