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Purchase Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for obtaining the supplies required by a monastery or manor house, from Anglo-Norman French purchacer ‘to acquire or buy’ (Old French pourchacier, from chacier ‘to chase or catch’ + the intensive prefix p(o)ur, Latin pro).

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


Similar surnames: Chase, Purvis, Purse, Burcham, Porche, Burchard, Lucas, Turnham

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Purchase Family Origin

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Purchase Family Occupations

What did your Purchase ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Gardener

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Purchase family was Coal Miner. The most common Purchase occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Purchase's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purchase.

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Purchase Historical Records

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Purchase Life Expectancy

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Famous Purchase Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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