Purse Family History

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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

What did your Purse ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Purse. 6% of Purse men worked as a General Labourer and 56% of Purse women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Purse were Motor Mechanic and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Motor Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Purse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Purse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purse 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 Purse. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Purse. For the veterans among your Purse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purse Life Expectancy

What is the average Purse lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purse 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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