Perdue Family History

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Perdue Name Meaning

English and Irish: from Old French par Dieu ‘by God’, which was adopted in Middle English in a variety of more or less heavily altered forms. The surname represents a nickname from a favorite oath. According to MacLysaght, the surname in Ireland belonged to a French Protestant family who settled in County Cork.

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

Similar surnames: Prue, Parde, Pere, Perrie, Brue, Pardue, Verdun, Jerue, Purdue

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Perdue Family Origin

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Perdue Family Occupations

What did your Perdue ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Perdue occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 14% of Perdue's were Bricklayers. A less common occupation for the Perdue family was Clerk & Book Keeper. Bricklayer, Boot Maker and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perdue.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Boot Maker

  • Charwoman

  • Clerk & Book Keeper


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

Perdue Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Perdue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perdue 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Perdue. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Perdue. For the veterans among your Perdue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perdue Life Expectancy

What is the average Perdue lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Perdue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Perdue in 1940 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perdue

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perdue 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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