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Purdum Name Meaning

English: variant of Purdom . This surname is rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Purdue, Purdin, Buffum, Burnam, Pardue, Purdom, Burum, Purdie, Hullum

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Where is the Purdum family from?

You can see how Purdum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Purdum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Purdum families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Purdum families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Purdum's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Purdum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Purdum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Purdum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Purdum. 29% of Purdum men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Purdum women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Purdum were Owner and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Owner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Housework
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Purdum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purdum 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 228 immigration records available for the last name Purdum. 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 Purdum. For the veterans among your Purdum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Purdum lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Purdum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Purdum in 1943 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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