Purrington Family History

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Purrington Name Meaning

English (Devon): evidently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in Devon or neighboring counties.

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


Similar surnames: Currington, Burrington, Purinton, Yarrington, Corrington, Warrington

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Purrington Family Origin

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Purrington Family Occupations

What did your Purrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Purrington occupation in the UK was Mason. 17% of Purrington's were Masons. Mason, Cordwinder and Gardener Domestic Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purrington. A less common occupation for the Purrington family was Gardner.

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  • Mason

    17%
  • Cordwinder

    8%
  • Gardener Domestic Servant

    8%
  • Gardner

    8%

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

Purrington Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Purrington Life Expectancy

What is the average Purrington lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Purrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Purrington in 1958 was 55, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purrington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purrington 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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