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Purdy Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French pur die ‘by God’ (Old French p(o)ur Dieu), a nickname for someone who made frequent use of the oath. The surname was taken to northeastern Ireland during the 17th century, and is now to be found chiefly in northern Ireland and eastern and northern England.

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


Similar surnames: Dury, Perry, Bury, Urey, Sturdy, Jury, Ruddy, Gordy, Rudy, Purdin

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Purdy Family Origin

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Purdy Family Occupations

What did your Purdy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Purdy family was Labourer. The most common Purdy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Purdy's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purdy.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Student

    8%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

Purdy Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Purdy Life Expectancy

What is the average Purdy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Purdy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Purdy in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purdy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purdy 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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