Purefoy Family History

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Purefoy Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Purifoy, Cureton, Urey, Furey, Ureno, Peregoy, Trefry, Peurifoy

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Purefoy Family Origin

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Purefoy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    25%
  • General Merchant

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

In 1880, the most common Purefoy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Purefoy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purefoy family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and General Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purefoy.

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Purefoy Historical Records

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Purefoy Life Expectancy

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