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Partridge Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pertriche ‘partridge’ (via Old French and Latin from Greek perdix), either a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of the bird or a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to it, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a partridge. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century. As an American family name, it has probably absorbed some cases of other European surnames with the same meaning, e.g. Italian Pernice.

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

Similar surnames: Eastridge, Attridge, Cambridge, Surridge, Akridge, Waldridge

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Partridge Family Origin

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Partridge Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Partridge Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Partridge Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Partridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Partridge in 1941 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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