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Purdon Name Meaning

English: metathesized variants of Prudhomme; the -ru- reversal is a fairly common occurrence in words where -r- is prededed or followed by a vowel.

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


Similar surnames: Purdom, Purdin, Pardon, Burton, Burdon, Turton, Burson, Gardon

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Purdon Family Origin

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Purdon Family Occupations

What did your Purdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Purdon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Purdon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purdon family was Blockcutter. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purdon.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Blockcutter

    3%

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Purdon Historical Records

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Purdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Purdon lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, Purdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Purdon in 1962 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

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