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Purchase Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for obtaining the supplies required by a monastery or manor house, from Anglo-Norman French purchacer ‘to acquire or buy’ (Old French pourchacier, from chacier ‘to chase or catch’ + the intensive prefix p(o)ur, Latin pro).

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


Similar surnames: Chase, Purvis, Purse, Burcham, Porche, Burchard, Lucas, Turnham

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Purchase Family Origin

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Purchase Family Occupations

What did your Purchase ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Confectionary & Notions

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purchase. The most common Purchase occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Purchase's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purchase family was Confectionary & Notions.

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Purchase Historical Records

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Purchase Life Expectancy

What is the average Purchase lifespan?

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Famous Purchase Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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