Purser Family History

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Purser Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Middle English purse (see Purse), hence an occupational name for someone who made or sold purses and bags, or for an official in charge of expenditure. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Sparain ‘son of the purse’, traditionally born by purse-bearers to the Lords of the Isles.

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

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Purser Family Origin

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Purser Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farms

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farms were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purser. A less common occupation for the Purser family was Blacksmith. The most common Purser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Purser's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Purser | Data not to scale

Purser Historical Records

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Purser Life Expectancy

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Famous Purser Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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