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Purbrick Family History

Purbrick Name Meaning

perhaps an altered form of Pirbrok from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English pyrig ‘pear-tree’ + brōc ‘brook’. Parbrook in Somerset is a formal possibility but no early forms are available.

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


Similar surnames: Burbrink, Parrick, Herrick, Brick, Patrick, Merrick, Durick, Garrick

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Where is the Purbrick family from?

You can see how Purbrick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Purbrick family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Purbrick families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1920 there was 1 Purbrick family living in Oregon. This was about 50% of all the recorded Purbrick's in USA. Oregon and 1 other state had the highest population of Purbrick families in 1920.
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What did your Purbrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Purbrick. 24% of Purbrick men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Purbrick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Purbrick were Wharf Labourer and Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Locomotive Driver G W R
    16%
  • Farmworker
    16%
  • Wharf Labourer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 352 immigration records available for the last name Purbrick. 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 Cards

There are 211 military records available for the last name Purbrick. For the veterans among your Purbrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Purbrick lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2000, in the United States, Purbrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Purbrick in 1964 was 74, and 75 in 2000.

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