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Purdy Family History

Purdy Name Meaning
English: from Anglo-Norman French pur die ‘by God’ (Old French p(o)ur Dieu), a nickname for someone who made frequent use of the oath. The surname was taken to northeastern Ireland during the 17th century, and is now to be found chiefly in northern Ireland and eastern and northern England.

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

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Name Distribution of Purdy Families

  • Number of Purdy families
     311 - 620
     104 - 310
     1 - 103
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Purdy families
     138 - 274
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Purdy families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Purdy Family Origin

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Purdy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Purdy

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Purdy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Purdy census records

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Purdy Civil War Service Records

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