Purks Family History

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Purks Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Perks.

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

Similar surnames: Burks, Kurk, Parke, Burkes, Tunks, Bucks, Yorks, Works, Pinks, Perks

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Purks Family Origin

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Purks Family Occupations

What did your Purks ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Purks. 50% of Purks men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Section Boss

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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

Purks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Purks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purks 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 129 immigration records available for the last name Purks. 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 368 military records available for the last name Purks. For the veterans among your Purks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purks Life Expectancy

What is the average Purks lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Purks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Purks in 1966 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purks 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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