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


Similar surnames: Purse, Turner, Peyser, Puller, Porter, Burger, Busser, Buser, Peiser

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Purser Family Origin

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Purser Family Occupations

What did your Purser ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farms

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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Purser Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Purser ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Purser Life Expectancy

What is the average Purser lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, Purser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Purser in 1950 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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United States

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