Purkey Family History

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Purkey Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Swiss German Bürki (see Burkey).

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

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Purkey Family Origin

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Purkey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Purkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Purkey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purkey family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purkey.

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Purkey Historical Records

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Purkey Life Expectancy

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