Purdy Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French pur die ‘by God’ (Old French p(o)ur Dieu), a nickname for someone who made frequent use of the oath. The surname was taken to northeastern Ireland during the 17th century, and is now to be found chiefly in northern Ireland and eastern and northern England.

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


Similar surnames: Dury, Perry, Bury, Urey, Sturdy, Jury, Ruddy, Gordy, Rudy, Purdin

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Purdy Family Origin

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Purdy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Purdy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Purdy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purdy family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purdy.

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Purdy Historical Records

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Purdy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Purdy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Purdy in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purdy

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