Perkey Family History

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Perkey Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Bürgi, Bürgy (see Burgy).

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


Similar surnames: Perley, Berkey, Perkin, Purkey, Yerkey, Poskey, Pelkey, Pirkey

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Perkey Family Origin

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Perkey Family Occupations

What did your Perkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Perkey family was Farm Laborer. The most common Perkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Perkey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perkey.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Perkey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Perkey Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Perkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Perkey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Perkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Perkey in 1944 was 24, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perkey 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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