Purse Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for someone who made bags or purses or for an official in charge of expenditure, from Middle English purse (via Old English from Latin bursa). Scottish: variant of Purser.

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


Similar surnames: Purser, Burse, Furse, Eure, Hurst, Porte, Hulse, Nurse, Puls, Busse

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Purse Family Origin

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Purse Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Bartender

    14%
  • Dressmaker

    14%
  • Farmer Son

    14%

In 1881, Farmer, Bartender and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purse. A less common occupation for the Purse family was Farmer Son. The most common Purse occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Purse's were Farmers.

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Purse Historical Records

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Purse Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Purse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Purse in 1953 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purse

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