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Purifoy Family History

Purifoy Name Meaning
French and English: variant of Purefoy, which is from French par foi ‘by (my) faith’, Anglo-Norman French par fei, a nickname for someone who habitually used this expression.

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

59,132 Historical Documents with Purifoy on Ancestry
7,632 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,410 Military Records
88 Immigration Records
4,241 Census and Voter Lists
45,761 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Purifoy Families

  • Number of Purifoy families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Purifoy last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Purifoy Family Origin

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Purifoy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Purifoy Civil War Service Records

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