Purks Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Perks.

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

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Purks Family Origin

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Purks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Farmer & Carpenter

    9%
  • Farming

    9%

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farmer & Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purks. A less common occupation for the Purks family was Farming. The most common Purks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Purks's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Purks | Data not to scale

Purks Historical Records

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Purks Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1966 and 2004, Purks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Purks in 1966 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purks

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