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Purdon Name Meaning

English: metathesized variants of Prudhomme; the -ru- reversal is a fairly common occurrence in words where -r- is prededed or followed by a vowel.

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


Similar surnames: Purdom, Purdin, Pardon, Burton, Burdon, Turton, Burson, Gardon

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Purdon Family Origin

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Purdon Family Occupations

What did your Purdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Purdon occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Purdon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purdon family was Baker. Farmer, Carter and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purdon.

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Carter

    5%
  • Joiner

    5%
  • Baker

    2%

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

Purdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Purdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purdon 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 Purdon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Purdon. For the veterans among your Purdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Purdon lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Purdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Purdon in 1962 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purdon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purdon 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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