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Perdue Family History

Perdue Name Meaning
English and Irish: from Old French par Dieu ‘by God’, which was adopted in Middle English in a variety of more or less heavily altered forms. The surname represents a nickname from a favorite oath. According to MacLysaght, the surname in Ireland belonged to a French Protestant family who settled in County Cork.

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

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Name Distribution of Perdue Families

  • Number of Perdue families
     116 - 230
     39 - 115
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Perdue families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Perdue last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Perdue Family Origin

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Perdue Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Perdue

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Perdue Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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