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


Similar surnames: Burkey, Pirkey, Perkey, Pursley, Burley, Burkley, Turley, Pelkey

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Purkey Family Origin

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Purkey Family Occupations

What did your Purkey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Purkey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Purkey Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Purkey. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Purkey. For the veterans among your Purkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Purkey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Purkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Purkey in 1955 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purkey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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