Purviance Family History

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Purviance Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Scottish Purveyance, which seems likely to be a derivative of Middle English purveyen ‘to provide’. Compare Purvis.

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


Similar surnames: Purvis, Price, Curvin, Curtice, Prince, Ervine, Laurance, Vance

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Purviance Family Origin

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Purviance Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Purviance occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Purviance's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purviance family was Drayman. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purviance.

View Census data for Purviance | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Drayman

    6%

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Purviance Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Purviance Life Expectancy

What is the average Purviance lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Purviance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Purviance in 1955 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purviance 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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