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Purdin Name Meaning

English (London): variant of Purdom . This surname is rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Burdin, Durdin, Purdon, Purdie, Burden, Partin, Purdum, Perkin

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Where is the Purdin family from?

You can see how Purdin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Purdin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Purdin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Purdin family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Purdin's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Purdin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Purdin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Purdin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Purdin. 39% of Purdin men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Purdin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Purdin were Baker and Teacher. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Baker
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    45%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Purdin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purdin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 191 immigration records available for the last name Purdin. 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 475 military records available for the last name Purdin. For the veterans among your Purdin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Purdin lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Purdin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Purdin in 1964 was 80, and 69 in 2004.

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