Purtill Family History

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Purtill Name Meaning

English: from Old French poutrel ‘colt’ (Late Latin pultrellus), a metonymic occupational name for someone responsible for keeping horses, or a nickname for a frisky and high-spirited person. This surname is also found in Ireland, Mac Lysaght believing it to be a variant of Purcell.

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

Similar surnames: Purcell, Grill, Pursell, Purtell, Tuthill, Perrill, Guptill, Prill

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Purtill Family Origin

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Purtill Family Occupations

What did your Purtill ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Purtill family was Staff Serg Dorset Militia. Carriage Cleaner On Railway, Charwoman and Hatter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purtill. The most common Purtill occupation in the UK was Carriage Cleaner On Railway. 25% of Purtill's were Carriage Cleaner On Railways.

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  • Carriage Cleaner On Railway

  • Charwoman

  • Hatter

  • Staff Serg Dorset Militia


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

Purtill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Purtill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purtill 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 917 immigration records available for the last name Purtill. 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 506 military records available for the last name Purtill. For the veterans among your Purtill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purtill Life Expectancy

What is the average Purtill lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Purtill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Purtill in 1953 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purtill 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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