Pursley Family History

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Pursley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pursley Farm in Shenley, Hertfordshire. Probably an altered spelling of German Bürschle, a diminutive of Bursch.

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

Similar surnames: Parsley, Pugsley, Burley, Bursley, Pasley, Pulley, Turley, Worsley

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Pursley Family Origin

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Pursley Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pursley family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pursley. The most common Pursley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Pursley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Pursley Historical Records

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Pursley Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Pursley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pursley in 1941 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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