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Purtell Family Origin

Where is the Purtell family from?

Purtell Family Occupations

What did your Purtell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Purtell family was Marine Fireman. Baker, Cane Sorter and Cellarman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purtell. The most common Purtell occupation in the UK was Baker. 25% of Purtell's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Cane Sorter

  • Cellarman

  • Marine Fireman


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

Purtell Historical Records

What Purtell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Purtell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purtell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Purtell. 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 Purtell. For the veterans among your Purtell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purtell Life Expectancy

What is the average Purtell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Purtell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Purtell in 1945 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purtell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purtell 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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