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Purdon Name Meaning

English (East Yorkshire) and Scottish (Lanarkshire): variant of Purdom .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Purdom, Purdin, Pardon, Burton, Burdon, Turton, Burson, Gardon

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Where is the Purdon family from?

You can see how Purdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Purdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Purdon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 70 Purdon families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Purdon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Purdon families in 1911.
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What did your Purdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Purdon. 58% of Purdon men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Purdon women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Purdon were Salesman and Income. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Retired
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Wife
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Purdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purdon 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Purdon. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Purdon. For the veterans among your Purdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Purdon lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Purdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Purdon in 1962 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

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