Pugh Family History

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Pugh Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hugh or ap Huw ‘son of Hugh’ (see Hughes).

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


Similar surnames: Bugh, Hugh, Pough, Paugh, Rush, Peugh, Puff, Rugg, Ruth, Ruge

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Pugh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pugh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pugh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Pugh Family Origin

Where is the Pugh family from?

Pugh Family Occupations

What did your Pugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pugh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Pugh's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pugh family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pugh.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Pugh Historical Records

What Pugh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 311,000 census records available for the last name Pugh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pugh 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Pugh. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Pugh. For the veterans among your Pugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pugh Life Expectancy

What is the average Pugh lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pugh in 1942 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pugh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pugh 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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