Purves Family History

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Purves Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Purvis.

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

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Purves Family Origin

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Purves Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Architect

    2%
  • Bookkeeper

    2%

In 1880, the most common Purves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Purves's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Purves family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, Carpenter and Architect were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purves.

Source: Census data for Purves | Data not to scale

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Purves Life Expectancy

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